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JACKS CREEK FREEWILL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
Officers of The Jacks Creek Association 
and Ministers Conference, 1961 

ASSOCIATION: 

Moderator - Rev. Cecil Higgins Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Clerk - Rev. Holt Herrell, .... 401 Colorado St. Johnson City, Tenn. 
Treas. Disabled Ministers Fund - Ulis Webb, Rt. 3, Erwin, Tenn. 
Treas. Foreign Missions - Rev. Clyde Fender, Rt. 1, Nebo, N. C. 
Committee of Investigation - The Disabled Ministers Fund - Rev. 

Fulton Williams, Rev. Richmond Barnett, Tennessee; Rev. 

Arnold Wilson and Rev. Troy McCurry, North Carolina. 

ASSOCIATION: 

Rev. Jack Greene, Bro. Jess Clark, Bro. Vernal Jones, and 
Rev. Lydia Letterman. 



MINISTERS CONFERENCE: 

Moderator this session 

Moderator next session 

Clerk for next year 



Rev. Cecil Higgins 

Rev. Richmond Barnett 
Rev. Holt Herrell 



ORDAINING COUNCIL: 

Rev. Cecil Higgins, chairman; Rev. Joe Honeycutt, Rev. 
Quince Miller, Rev. Handy Wilcox and Rev. Richmond 
Barnett. 

COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION: 
Retained From Last Year ~ 

Tennessee - Rev. Jack Greene, Rev. Fulton Williams and 
Rev. Burnie Arwood. 

North Carolina - Rev. Clyde Fender, Rev. Troy McCourry 
and Rev. Arnold Wilson. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



The Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association met with Riv- 
erview F.W.B. Church, Erwin, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1961 at 10:30 a.m. 
in its 66th Annual Session. Song service with choir singing "Victo- 
ry in Jesus" and "Hold to My hand". Bro. Handy Wilcox, pastor, 
welcomed all to Riverview Church and told, all to feel free and 
obey the Lord. Prayer by Rev. Cecil Higgins. 

In the absence of Rev. George Miller, who was to Dring the in- 
troductory message. Rev. Orphard D. Hensley, pastor Salem F.W. 
B. Church, Old Fort, N.C. was selected to bring the message. Bro. 
Hensley used for scripture reading, St. Matthew. Chapter 9, verses 
35 through 38. Text, "What Jesus Saw. What He Felt, and What 
He Did". Bringing a gospel message that was enjoyed by all. 

Bro. Harold, and sister Josephine Stevens, missionaries from 
Africa, were present. They both gave interesting lectures on the 
Mission Field that was enjoyed by all. An offering was received 
for missions in the amount of $112.85. Closed to reconvene at 1:45 
p.m. for business session , 

Thursday Evening 

The Association met at 1:45 p.m. for business session, with 
choir singing, 'Til be a friend to Jesus". Devotions by Rev. Rich- 
mond Barnett, reading for his scripture lesson, Acts, Chapter 2; 
prayer by Rev. Paul Jordan. The Rules of decorum were read by 
Moderator, Rev. Cecil Higgins, and adopted. Reading Clerks and 
Finance Committees were appointed. Rev. Richmond Barnett, and 
Bro. Jess Clark were selected. Rev. Jack Greene was selected pro- 
tem for treasurer of Foreign Missions in the absence of Rev. Clyde 
Fender. Bro. Orville Whitehead was selected for treasurer of Or- 
phanage Fund. 

Churches and Delegates 

BALD MOUNTAIN— Bros. Tom Wheeler, Floyd Wilson, M. S. 
Edwards, Floyd Tipton, and Orville Hensley. 

BIG CREEK— Sister Lydia Adkins, Bros. Jim Adkins, Deckard Ad- 
kins and Howard Whitson. 

BRUMMETTS CREEK— Sister's Sarah Webb, Lizzie Bennett, 
Bros. Baxter Bennett, and Harrison Phillips. 

BYRD BRANCH-Sister's Alice Woodby, Maude Woodby, Bros. 
Hollis Silvers and Claude Woodby. 



CRABTREE-By letter. 

DA VISTOWN— Sister Fannie Davis, Bros. Wilburn Davis, Clar- 
ence Davis and Paul Ray. 

ERNESTVILLE— -Sisters Irene Huskins, Cora Holcomb, and Bro. 
Linville Edwards. 

FAIRVIEW— Sisters Mae Miller and Margaret Pack, Bros. Joe 
Bradley, Garret Fender and Atlas Revis. 

HAMPTON — Sisters Zeda Hughes and, Gladys Johnson and Bro. 
Hacker Johnson. 

HIGGINS— Sister Mozell Webb, Bro. Lewis Webb and Bro. Ed- 
gar Wheeler. 

KEYSTONE— -Sisters Edna Cooper, Hattie Greer and Effie Trout- 
man, and Bro. Earnest McKinney. 
LIBERTY— Bro. and Sister, Oscar Suttles. 

LIBERTY CHAPEL— Bros. Floyd Huskins, Clarence Wilson and 
Thomas Miller. 

LOW GAP— Sisters H. D. Ray, Sr., Wade McMakan, and Bro. 
and Sister Cloyce Silvers. 

MOUNTAIN DALE— Sisters Lee Lewis, Thelma Gouge, Jean 
Barnett, and, Ebbie Edwards. 

NICK'S CREEK— Bro. and Sister, Goldman Cook, and Bro. and 
Sister, Walter Woodard. 

NORTH BEND— Sister Becky Hughes, Bros. Noah Hughes, Ear- 
nest Hughes and Robert Whitson. 

PATTERSON'S BRANCH-By letter. 

PENSACOLA— Sisters Ann Pate, Adiline Roland, Bro. Audry 

Burleson and Bro. and Sister Jack Hollifield. 
PETERSON'S CHAPEL-Bro. Loyd Laws. 
PILGRIM'S CHAPEL-Bro. Clyde Dulaney. 

PINEY GROVE— Sister Sally Stevens, Bros. Dan Stevens and 
Voyd Holtsclaw. 

PINEY HILL— Sisters Gladys Hylman and Annie Silvers, Bros. 

Dock Hubbard, Lige Hylman, and Burnie Bradford. 
RIDGE WAY— Sisters Gladyous Hensley, Edith Booth and Bro. 

Clyde Booth. 

RIVERVIEW— Sisters Sarah Webb, Belle Hensley, and Bro. and 

Sister Arney Foster. 
SALEM— Bros. Herbert Jenkins, Preston Burnette, James Davis, 

and Rev. Orphard D. Hensley. 
SOUTHSIDE— Sisters Leona McCurry, Nancy Tipton, Bros, Fred 

Davis, Audie Lingerfelt, Edd Lingerfelt, and R. H. Tipton. 



SUNSET— Bro. and Sister Charles Hill, Jr., B ros. Brownlow Ste- 
vens and Frank Cornett. 

UNAKA SPRINGS— Bros. Ulis Miller, Esco Fender, Rosco Fen- 
der and John Miller. 

UNICOI— Sisters Jeanette Wilson, Hurcle Jordan, Opal Leedy 
Lida Gregg and Wanda Jordan, Bros. D. H. Garland, Glenn 
Gregg and Dave Leedy. 

VALE— Sisters Coy Calhoun and Glenda Calhoun. 

VALLEY FORGE— Sisters Mittie Belle Johnson. Mildred Vaughn. 
Mary Esta Estep and Delia Chambers, Bros. Dayton Guy, Cur- 
sey Johnson and Lewis Riddle. 

WOODBY HILL— Sisters Gladys Clark, Blanche Cochran and 
June McKinney, Bros. Lonnie Cochran, Elwood Simerly and 
Bobbie McKinney. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Bro. and Sister Vernal Jones, and Bro. and 
Sister Arnold Fortner. 

Rev. Leonard Shehan was selected for treasurer for Associa- 
tional funds. Bro. Ulis Webb was reappointed for treasurer of Dis- 
abled Ministers Fund. Salem F.W.B. Church, Old Fort. N.C. was 
voted in full fellowship with our body. 

By motion moved to seat delegates and accept letters. Moder- 
ator and Clerk were elected for Association. Moderator elected. 
Rev. Cecil Higgins; assistant, Rev. Richmond Barnett; Clerk elect- 
ed, Rev. Holt Herrell. 

The following committees were appointed: — 
CHURCHES AND PASTORS-Rev. Handy Wilcox, Chairman; 

Bros. Arnold Wilson and Tom Wheeler, Sisters Mary Herrell, 

Jason Salyers and Leonard Shehan. 
DISABLED MINISTER'S FLIND-Rev. Paul Jordan, Chairman; 

Rev. Johnson White, Bro. Dave Leedy, and Bro. James Davis. 
DEEPER DEVOTION— Rev. Charles Webb, Chairman; Rev. 

Jason Salyers and Bro. John Miller. 
EDUCATION— Rev. Troy McCourry, Chairman; Sisters Mildred 

Garland, Gladys Clark and Bros. Paul Ray, Joe Bradley. 
FOREIGN MISSIONS— Rev. Cecil Higgins, Chairman; Sisters 

Mary Esta Estep, Wanda Jordan, and Edna Cooper and Bro. 

and Sister Harold Stevens. 
INVESTIGATION— Rev. Jack Greene, Chairman; Rev. Lydia 

Letterman and Bros. Jess Clark, Vernal Jones. 
OBITUARIES— Rev. Fulton Williams, Chairman; Sisters Opal 

Leedy, Mae Miller, Glenda Calhoun, Blanche Cochran, Lyda 



Adkins, Essie Morton, and Margaret Pack. 

ORPHANAGE-R ev. George Higgins, Chairman; First delegate 
on each church letter to serve with him. 

RESOLUTIONS' — Rev. Leonard Shehan, Chairman; Bros. Brown- 
low Stevens, Clyde Dulaney and Howard Whitson. 

SABBATH SCHOOLS— -Rev. Burnie Arrowood, Chairman; Bros. 
Glenn Gregg, Cursey Johnson, A. N. Honeycutt and Frank 
Cornett. 

SESSIONS— Bro. Dayton Guy, Chairman; Sister Walter Wood- 
ard, Bros. Lonnie Cochran, Atlas Revis, and Oscar Suttles. 

TEMPERANCE— Rev. Quince Miller, Chairman; Bros. Garret 
Fender, Esco Fender and Bro. D. H. Garland. 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S LEAGUE AND LADIES AUXILIARY- 
Bro. Jess Clark, Chairman; Rev. George Higgins, Sisters Mary 
Esta Estep, Mary Herrell, and Mildred Garland, Bros. Paul 
Ray, Vernal Jones, and Jess Clark. 

Pulpit Committee was called for Rev. Quince Miller was se- 
lected to bring the 7:30 p.m. message. A call was made for visiting 
ministers. Rev. Ervin Sluder, Moderator of French Broad Associa- 
tion, presented himself. Also Rev. Harold Stevens, missionary from 
Africa presented himself. And were seated in our body. Association 
closed business session to reconvene Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday Nighfr Session 

The 7:30 P.M. service opened with choir singing, "I'll Soon 
Be Going Home" and "I Will Sing Hallelujah". Also the choir 
from Keystone F.W.B. Church, Johnson City, Tenn. sang, "I looked 
up", "His Salvation is Mine" and "There will be no trouble in that 
fair land". Also a girl's quartet from Valley Forge F.W.B. Church 
Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. sang, "Where Will I Shelter My Sheep?" 
and "Key's to the Kingdom". 

Prayer by Rev. Ervin Sluder. Rev. Quince Miller brought the 
7:30 p.m. message, using for his scripture lesson, 2 Timothy, Chap. 
3. Verses 1 through 8. Text Verse 7. "Now as Jannes and Jambres 
withstood Moses, So do these also resist the truth: Men of Corrupt 
Minds, reprobate concerning the faith". Bringing a wonderful gos- 
pel message that was enjoyed by all. Service closed with fellowship 
hand shake and rejoicing. 

Friday Morning* 9:30 A.M. 

The association convened at 9:30, with choir singing "I'm in 



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the Glory Land Way". Devotions by Rev. George Higgins, reading 
for his scripture lesson, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13. Prayer by Rev. 
Darrell Dugger. Called to order by Moderator Rev. Cecil Higgins. 
Reading of Thursday's proceedings were read and adopted. A 
committee of investigation for disabled ministers fund were selected, 
Rev. Fulton Williams and Rev. Richmond Barnett for Tenn. and 
Rev. Troy McCourry and Rev. Arnold Wilson for North Carolina. 
A resolution was made and voted on to appoint a committee to pro- 
mote Young People's Leagues, and Woman's Auxiliary's in our 
churches, and also to help establish these in churches that do not 
have them. Rev. Cecil Higgins, Rev. Handy Wilcox and Bro. A. N. 
Honeycutt gave interesting lectures on League work and Woman's 
Auxiliary's. 

Committee on foreign missions were called for. Rev. Cecil Hig- 
gins, Sister, Mary Esta Estep and Bro. Vernal Jones, speakers, 
adopted. 

Closed business session to reconvene at 1:45 p.m. with preach- 
ing at 1 1 a.m. 

1 1 :00 A. M. Service 

Service opened with choir singing "I'll Fly Away". Prayer by 
Rev. Jason Salyers. The Wayne Scott Trio from Lee County, Va. 
were present and sang, "Up Above the World So High", "I Know 
My Savious is Near", "I see Jesus" & "The Lord is My Shepherd". 
Their singing was spiritual. An offering was received for ttiem in 
the amount of $54.00 in appreciation of them being present with us 
in association. Rev. Jack Greene brought the message using for 
scripture reading, Romans, Chapter 15, verses 1 through 3. Text, 
Philippians, Chap. 1, Verse 23. "For Me to live is Christ. But to 
die is gain". Bringing a wonderful gospel message that was enjoy- 
ed by all; Service closed with hand shake and rejoicing. The spirit 
of God was manifested in the service. Every Christian just thank- 
ed God for what they felt. 

1 :45 P.M. Service 

Association convened at 1:45 p.m. Song service with choir sing- 
ing "Showers of blessing". Devotions by Rev. Troy McCourry 
reading for his scripture lesson. St. Mark, Chap. 12, verses 1 
through 9; Prayer by Rev. Paul Jordan. Called to order by modera- 
tor, Rev. Cecil Higgins. 

CALL FOR COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION SPEAKERS- 



Rev. Troy McCourrv and Rev Paul Jordan. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON SABBATH SCHOOLS ~ Speaker, Rev. Bur- 
nie Arwood. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE-Speaker, Rev. Quince Mil- 
ler. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTION-Speaker, Rev. Leonard She- 

han. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON ORPHANGE-Speakers, Rev. George Hig- 
gins, Rev. Cecil Higgins, Rev. Holt Herrell, Rev. Fulton Wil- 
liams, Rev. Orville Whitehead, Bros. Vernal Jones, Jess Clark, 
and Jim Adkins. Adopted. 

An Associational committee was appointed to visit our orphan- 
ages and make a report concerning them. Rev. Troy McCourry, 
Bros. Jess Clark and Vernal Jones were selected. And it was also 
moved and voted on for each church to keep their orphanage fund 
and give to orphanage treasurer at association. 
COMMITTEE ON DISABLED MINISTER'S FUND-Speak- 

er, Rev. Paul Jordan. Adopted. 
COMMITTEE ON DEEPER DEVOTIONS-Speaker, Rev. Ja- 
son Salyers. Adopted. 
COMMITTEE ON SESSIONS-Speaker. Bro. Dayton Guy. 
Adopted. 

COMMITTEES ON CHURCHES AND PASTORS-Speaker. 
Rev. Handy Wilcox. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON LEAGUE AND WOMAN'S AUXILIARIES 
• — Speaker, Rev. George Higgins. Adopted. 
It was moved and voted on to put a space in the Associational 
church letter for Young People's League, and Woman Auxilia- 
ries. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE— Speaker, Rev. Richmond Bar- 
nett. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS-Rev. Clyde Fender, 
treasurer, made his report, which was accepted and adopted. 
It was also voted on to continue sending $30.00 a month to 
Bro. and Sister Harold Stevens, missionaries in Africa. 

COMMITTEE ON DISABLED MINISTER'S FUND-Bro. Ulis 
Webb, treasurer read his report which was accepted and 
adopted by association. 

It was moved and voted on to select a committee and send 
them to the North Carolina State Convention, which was to con- 
vene at Mt. Olive, N.C. Sept. 19th and 20th, 1961. Concerning the 
controversy that had arisen about Congregational and Connectio- 



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nal Church government. Rev. Cecil Higgins, Rev. Holt Herrell, 
Rev. Jack Greene, and Rev. Troy McCourry were selected. 

An offering waas received for the committee in the amount of 
$35.00 to defray expenses. Also an offering was received for Clerk 
of Association in the amount of $30.00. Rev. Handy Wilcox, pastor 
of Riverview Church, where association had convened, expressed 
his appreciation for all that had attended the association. Rev. Cecil 
Higgins, moderator, also thanked the people of Riverview Church 
for all their kindness, for the wonderful food that the sisters had 
prepared for all, also for the hospitality that had been shown to the 
ministers, delegates, and visitors. The entire body just thanked 
them, and also the Lord for the wonderful association that had con- 
vened. Association adjourned until time and place to meet back 
Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. for Minister's Conference. 

Friday Night 7:30 P.M. Service 

The service opened with choir singing "I have been set free", 
"I can tell you the time", "Hold to my hand." and "I love the Lord". 
Prayer by Rev. Virgil Deloach. Rev. Ervin Sluder, moderator of 
French Broad Association was selected to bring the message. He 
used for his Scripture reading, Romans, Chap. 11, verse 29. Text: 
"For the gift's and calling of God are without repentance". Bringing 
a wonderful gospel message that was enjoyed by all. Service closed 
with fellowship hand shake and an anointing of the spirit and re- 
joicing. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 
"Churches and Pastors" 

We, your committee on churches and pastors, recommend that the 
following scriptures be studied and practiced prayerfully: 1 Tim. Chap. 
3, verses 1:7; Titus Chap. 1, verses 6:9; Matthew Chap. 10, verses 1:16; 
Rev. Chap. 3, verses 14:19. Chairman, Rev. Handy Wilcox, Sisters Mary 
Herrell, Leonard Shehan and Jason Salvers. 

Disabled Ministers Fund 

We, your committee on disabled minister's fund, recommend "That 
each church put the chairman of the deacon board in charge of this 
fund. And each member pay 10 cents each month. And if they don't pay 
take up a special offering for the fund. We believe there is no more wor- 
thy cause and if it is stressed to our churches. We believe our people will 
respond. Chairman, Rev. Paul Jordan, Sister Ann Pate, Bro. Johnson 
White. 



Deeper Devotions 

a 

We, your committee on Deeper Devotions, wish to submit the fol- 
lowing: "A deeper and devoted life to God is the result of a born again 
experience with the Lord." This experience will produce an inward de- 
sire to dedicate and consecrate one's self to the cause of Christ. Three 
major steps in devoting one's life to God are: 

1. To love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, 
with all thy mind and with all thy strength. Mark, Chap. 12, verse 30. 
By this we will be able to comprehend with all saints. What is the bread- 
th, length, depth, and height, and to know the love of Christ which pas- 
seth knowledge. 

2. We must present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
unto God. Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the 
renewing of your minds. Thus we will be a vessel unto honor, and meet 
for the Master's use. Romans Chap. 12, verses 1:2. 

3. It is absolutely necessary that we remain steadfast unmovable, 
always abounding in the work of the Lord, regardless of persecution, 
opposition, for a double minded person is unstable in all their ways. But 
the God of all grace who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ 
Jesus. After that you have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, 
strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter Chap. 5, verse 10. Chairman, Rev. Charles 
Webb, Rev. Jason Salyers, Bro. John Miller. 

Education 

We, your committee on education, realizing that God and his word 
are the true source of all true wisdom, and knowledge, offer these 
thoughts on the subject. The scriptures instruct us to "Train up a child 
in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." 
Frov. Chap. 22, verse 6. This is the essence of education. Paul in his in- 
struction to young Timothy said in 2 Tim. Chap. 3, verses 14-15, "But 
continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and hast been as- 
sured of, knowing of whom thou hast, learned them and that from a 
child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make the 
wise unto salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus." This scrip- 
ture places a definite responsibility upon us as Christians to be sure 
that our children are provided with God fearing. God filled, God called 
teachers. Second to the home. Our Sunday Schools are the chief medium 
of religious education. It is important to see that our youth are taught 
the fundamentals of our precious Christian faith as founded on God's 
Word, not man's theories or ideas. These fundamentals come only as we 
"Study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth 
not to be ashamed." 2 Tim. Chap. 2, verse 15. Our young people going 
out to face life and prepare for the future need to have the precious 
truths of God established in their hearts so that the evil teaching of the 
world will not shatter their faith. Parents, pastors, laymen, need to en- 
courage young people to choose institutions which have sound doctrine 
foundations and God fearing teachers. 

Chairman, Rev. Troy McCourry, sisters Gladys Clark, Mildred Gar 
land, Bros. Joe Bradley, Paul Ray. 

Finance 

We, your committee on Finance, wish to report that "We have re- 
ceived from the Jacks Creek F.W.B. Association, (churches), $171.57. 



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We recommend that our moderator be paid $10.00, and clerk $15.00 for 
services rendered, and balance go for minute fund. 
Rev. Richmond Barnett, Bro. Jess Clark 

Foreign Missions 

We, your committee on Foreign Missions wish to make this report. 
"Considering again the repeated commission of our Lord to preach his 
gospel, which is the only hope of salvation to every man on earth. And 
realizing that half the world is still unreached by the Gospel, and review- 
ing the church reports to the association which showed that 23 churches 
out of 34 have not had any Foreign Mission Activity during the past 
year, we, the Mission's Committee, make the following recommenda- 
tions: 

1. Each church select a missionary committee to keep in personal 
touch with the missionaries for prayer items. 

2. In all prayer services of the church, the missionaries be remerA 
bered specifically by name and the current needs in detail. 

3. We suggest that each church give its members an opportunity 
to give monthly to foreign missions. Suggestions, (a) By monthly 
church offering, or, (b) By monthly Sunday School offering, or (c) By 
individual envelopes, (d) Offerings at special church services, such as 
fifth Sunday singing services, etc. 

4. The Foreign Mission board office be contacted to send a mission- 
ary each year to speak to the association to keep the people informed 
of the Foreign Mission need. Signed - Chairman, Rev. Cecil Higgins, 
Rev. Harold Stevens, Sisters Harold Stevens, Edna Cooper, Wanda Jor- 
dan, Mary Esta Estep, F.W.B. Mission Bd. } 3801 Richland Ave., Nash- 
ville, Tenn.; Mrs. Harold Stevens, Mseleni Mission Sta., P. O. Mkuza, 
Zululand, South Africa. 

League and Auxiliary 

We, your committee on young people's league, and women's auxili- 
ary offer the following recommendations: 

1. Seeing the need for more opportunity for service among our 
young people in our churches, "We recommend that the pastor and of- 
ficials of each Church, prayerfully select a youth director to organize a 
training league, and keep it active. We also recommend that each pas- 
tor give a report next association, and that a space be included in the 
minute and church letter, in which a report can be given." 

2. Secondly, "We recommend to the churches that do not now have 
a Woman's Auxiliary that the pastor, and the Godly Christian women 
of his church work together to organize an auxiliary for the betterment 
of the church. Realizing that women, have a definite place of service, in 
the church, we believe that membership in such auxiliary is a great 
opportunity to further the cause of Christ in our communities, and to 
the uttermost parts of the earth. We also further recommend that pro- 
vision be made in the church letter and the minute for a report on auxi- 
liary work. 

3. We recommend that Churches plan for a joint league convention, 
ciation. 

and an auxiliary convention to be held annually at the time of the asso- 

4. That churches which plan to organize these groups. Contact the 
Free Will Baptist press at Ayden, North Carolina for information, and 
literature. Chairman, Rev. George Higgins, Sisters Mary Esta Estep, 



Mary Herrell, Mildred Garland, Bros. Paul Ray, Vernal Jones, Jess 
Clark. 




We, your committee on orphanage, have agreed and recommend 
that pastors and delegates stress the need of the support of the orphan- 
ages to our churches. Also, we recommend that North Carolina and 
Tenn. homes send a representative to our association each year. Chair- 
man, Rev. George Higgins, and delegate from each church in associa- 
tion. 

Resolutions 

We, your committee on resolutions wish to submit the following, 
(1) "That we thank the Lord for the wonderful spirit of love and fel- 
lowship that has prevailed through out the association; (2) That we do 
our utmost to attend and stay at the associaion and conferences until 
they are adjourned; (3) That we appoint a committee to esablish and 
promote young people's leagues, and women's auxiliaries in our chur- 
ches. Chairman, Rev. Leonard Shehan, Bros. Brownlow Stevens, 
Howard Whitson, Clyde Dulaney. 

Sabbath Schools 

We, your committee on Sabbath School's wish to report. "That we 
fully believe that all officers and teachers be endowed with the Holy 
Spirit, before they are chosen to take part in our Sunday School's. We 
also believe our pastor's should encourage our Sunday School's more and 
that we all should strive to teach, and live the word of God to our young- 
er generation. We also believe teachers and officers should not willing- 
ly work on the Sabbath for gain, and to remember the Sabbath day to 
keep it holy. And that teachers of other faiths should not be allowed to 
teach in our churches. We also believe that all pastor's should spend one 
Sunday each month with the Sunday School, and visit each class, "Take 
heed unto thyself and unto doctrines. Continue in them for in doing 
this, thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee". Chairman, 
Rev. Burnie Arrwood, Bros. Frank Cornett, C. M. Johnson, Glenn 
Gregg, A.N. Honeycutt. 

Sessions 

We, your committee on sessions recommend, "The next session will 
be held with Fairview F.W.B. Church, Marion, N.C. beginning on Thurs- 
day, before the fourth Sunday in August, 1962 at 10:30 A.M. Rev. Leo- 
nard Shehan to preach the introductory message. Rev. Ted Laney to be 
his alternate. Chairman, Bros. Dayton Guy, Walter Woodard, Atlas Re- 
vis, Lonnie Cochran. 

Temperance 

We, your committee on temperance wish to submit the following: 

1. "That the scripture meaning of temperance is found in 2 Peter, 
Chap. 5, verses 5-9. 

2. The natural meaning of temperance is taken to be "Moderation". 
We believe that this applies to ail the work of God. The scripture says, 
"Let your moderation be known unto all men". The Lord is at hand. Be 
careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with 



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thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God". Phillipians, 
Chap. 4, verses 5-6. "He that is slow to anger is better then the mighty; 
He that ruleth his spirit then he that taketh a City". Prov. Chap. 16, 
verse 32. Chairman Rev. Quince Miller, Bros. D. H. Garland, E. D. Fen- 
der Garret Fender. 

Treasurer's Report 

Item: Disabled Ministers fund: 



Cash on hand last association $3139.05 

Received this Association 622.18 

Received from ministers conference 140.00 

Interest 110.29 



TOTAL $4,011.52 

Money Paid Out From Last Association: 

Rev. Dock Taylor , $75.00 

Rev. Holt Herrell $100.00 

Rev. Rev Adkins 50.00 

Rev. Charles Webb 100.00 

Rev. Handy Wilcox 50.00 

Rev. Paul Jordan 75.00 

Rev. Jack Greene 100.00 

Rev. Fulton Williams 50.00 

Rev. Earnest Howell 50.00 

Erwin Insurance Company % 7.50 



TOTAL $657.50 

Leaves Balance of $3,354.02 

Signed: Ulis L. Webb, Rt. 3, Box 196, Erwin, Tenn. 



Foreign Mission Report 

Balance in treasury at close of asssociation year 1960 $493.27 

Paid out this year 420.00 

Received this year from churches: 

Fairview 120.00 

Unicoi Aux 60.00 

Low Gap 24.00 

Big Creek 20.00 

Pensacola 12.00 

Piney Grove 5.00 

Valley Forge 140.00 

Youngs Chapel 24.00 

Offering at association 56.42 



Balance in treasury $534.69 



Signed: Rev. Clyde Fender, Rt. 1, Nebo, North Carolina 



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OBITUARIES 

JOHN ATKINS— Departed this life Aug. 3, 1960. He professed 
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age, and was a mem- 
ber of Pensacola F.W.B. Church for over fifty years. He was a 
kind husband and a friend to all he knew. He leaves a wife, 
nine children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. 

''Don't think that I am dead, 

I have just moved away, 

I'll have a glorious body, 

Instead of Crumbling Clay". 

EDD GARLAND— Born Sept. 13, 1878, died Sept. 22, 1960. He 
was a member of Woodby Hill F.W.B. Church, a devoted 
Christian and loyal to his church and community. His Christian 
devotion will long be remembered. 

N.H. NEALY HUGHES— Age 94, departed this life December 31, 
1960. He was a deacon, and faithful member, as long as his 
health permitted. He was a member of Brummetts Creek F.W. 
B. Church. His Christian loyalty, and devotion will long be 
remembered by all who knew him. Gone but not forgotten. 

JADIE HURLEY— Born Oct. 25, 1901, died Aug. 2, 1961. He was 
a member of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church. He was an 
inspiration to his family, friends and all who knew him. He 
was a devoted Chritsian. His footprints have left marks on the 
sands of time. Gone but not forgotten. 

MRS. MAUDE LEDFORD-Departed this life, Aug. 17, 1961. 
She professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age, 
and was a member of the Pensacola Free Will Baptist Church. 
She lived a spiritual life, and was a good woman to visit the 
sick and do all she could for them. She leaves a husband, and 
two daughters, and a host of friends to mourn her passing 
Sister Maude is gone but not forgotten. Sweetest thoughts will 
linger around the grave where she is laid. 

LOWEY McMAHAN— Born Feb. 1, 1898. departed this life July 
15, 1961. He was a member of the Low Gap Free Will Baptist 
Church. His daily life was a living*' testimony of the faith in 
God, As well as his fellowman. He is missed greatly by his 
family, and friends. We feel our loss is Heaven's gain. 

WILLIAM T. WILLIAMS— Born May 16, 1881, departed this 
life Dec. 29, 1960. He professed faith in Christ at an early 
age. And was a devoted Christian. He served as deacon of the 
Free Will Baptist Church for 45 vears. Was choir director for 
many years, and taught many to sing. We know he is a voice 
now among the Heavenly Choir. He is survived by his wife, 3 
sons and 3 daughters, and a host of friends. Our loss is Hea- 



14 



ven's gain. "For we know if our earthly house of this taberna- 
cle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house, not 
made with hands, eternal in the Heavens". 2 Corinthians Chap. 
5, verse 1. 



MINISTERS CONFERENCE 

The first quarterly conference was held at North Bent Church, 
Green Mountain, N.C., Oct. 28-29, 1960. The introductory message was 
brought by Rev. Lyda Letterman, using for his scripture lesson St. 
John, Chap. 1, verses 1 through 20. Bring a wonderful gospel message 
that was enjoyed by all. 

The business session opened at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Leonard Shehan 
reading devotions. All ministers voted in fellowship with each other and 
with God. $16.00 was received for disabled ministers fund. 

Churches, deacons and delegates were enrolled with a good re- 
sponse. Rev. Clarence Phillips, a visiting minister from Union Associa- 
tion, was enrolled and seated in our body. Also Rev. Therry Wheeler 
from French Broad Association. Bro. George Higgins brought the 3 p. 
m. message. His text was, "The Grace of God". He delivered a wonder- 
ful gospel message that was enjoyed by all. The ordaining council turn- 
ed in report recommending Bro. George Higgins to be licensed to preach 
the gospel. License was written by clerk. 

The 7 p.m. message was brought by Rev. Handy Wilcox using for 
scripture reading, Gen. Chap. 3, verse 9. Text, "The Call of God". His 
message was anointed by the spirit, and was enjoyed by all. Saturday's 
session convened with choir singing. Devotions were read by Rev. Clyde 
Fender. Churches, deacons, and delegates were enrolled that was not at 
Friday's session. Roll call. $14.00 was received for disabled ministers 
fund. 

Topic for Saturday's session was "What is the most important part 
of the Ministry?" That was enjoyed by all. Bro. H. C. Burgess, Supt. of 
Greeneville F.W.B. Orphanage was present. An offering was received 
for our orphanages in the amount of $20.00. Bro. Darrell Dugger was 
licensed to preach the gospel. A wonderful conference and well attend- 
ed. Closed to convene until time and place. 

Rev. Handy Wilcox, Moderator 
Rev. Holt Herrell, Clerk. 

The second quarterly conference convened at Ernestville Free Will 
Baptist Church, Erwin, Tenn., Jan. 27-28, 1961. Due to extreme weather 
conditions, our attendance was off considerably. Road conditions were 
so bad that the North Carolina ministers could not attend. The introduc- 
tory message was brought by Rev. Darrell Dugger. He used for his 
scripture lesson, Ephesians Chap. 6, verses 10 through 20. Text, "War- 
fare". Bringing a gospel message that was anointed, which was enjoy- 
ed by all. Business part of conference convened at 1:30 p.m. Devotions 
were read by Rev. Cecil Higgins. Fellowship was called for every mini- 
ster responded. Roll Call. $13.00 was received for disabled ministers 



—15— 

fund. Churches, deacons, and delegates were enrolled that was present. 
Due to weather conditions the 3 p. m. service also 7 p.m. service was 
postponed. Closed to re-convene Saturday morning at 10 a.m. 

Conference convened at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with choir sing- 
ing. Devotions were read by Rev. Leonard Shehan. Prayer by Bro. Jack 
Greene. There was a larger delegation Saturday than was at Friday's 
session. Fellowship was called for. Every preacher responded. Roll call. 
$8.00 was received for disabled ministers fund. Churches, deacons and 
delegates were enrolled that were not at Friday's session. The topic for 
conference was, "The Kingdom of God". Several gave interesting and 
spiritual discourses on topic. Piney Grove Church, Rt. 1, Hampton was 
selected for next conference to convene April 28-29, 1961. In the absence 
of Moderator and assistant moderator due to the weather, Rev. Rich- 
mond Barnett served and did a wonderful job. 

Rev. Richmond Barnett, Mod. 
Rev. Holt Herrell, Clerk. 

The third quarterly conference convened at Piney Grove Free Will 
Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn., April 28-29, 1961. Introductory 
message was delivered by Rev. Jason Salyers. Using for his scripture 
lesson, Numbers 17th Chap. 1 Cor. Chap 15, verses 2 through 20, and 
Acts Chap. 1, verse 3. Text, "Many infallible proofs". Bringing a won- 
derful message, that was well received. God blessed and there was much 
rejoicing. Convened for lunch, to re-convene at 1:30 p.m. 

Business part of conference convened with choir singing. Devotions 
were read by Rev. George Higgins. Prayer by Rev. Jack Greene. Bro. 
Bob Forbes sang a solo "I'm lonesome for Heaven" that was enjoyed by 
all. Conference was called to order by moderator. Roll call. $27.00 was 
received for disabled ministers fund. Every preacher voted in fellow- 
ship with each other. Rev. Jason Salyers from Toe River association, al- 
so Bro. Glenn Miller were enrolled, and seated in our body. Churches, 
deacons and delegates were enrolled with a good delgation. A call was 
made for applicants for license and ordination. Rev. Jason Salyers pre- 
sented himself, and was voted in full fellowship in our body. Bro. Glenn 
Miller presented himself for license and was put under watch care of 
conference for three months to be investigated. The 3 o'clock message 
was brought by Rev. Handy Wilcox, using for scripture reading, 1 Kings 
Chap. 17. Text, "Word of the Lord". Bringing a gospel message that 
was enjoyed by all. 

The 7:30 p.m. message was delivered by Rev. Arnold Wilson. Read- 
ing for scripture lesson St. Luke Chap. 22 and St. John, Chap. 14, verses 
1 through 6. Text, "Way and Place". Delivering a good message that 
was well received. Conference convened Saturday morning, April 29, 
1961 at 9:30 a.m. with choir singing. Devotions were read by Rev. J. W. 
Mann. Prayer by Rev. Leonard Shehan. Business part convened by read- 
ing of Friday's session. Roll call. $11.00 was received for disabled mini- 
sters fund. Churches, deacons and delegates were enrolled that were 
not present at Friday's session. 

A visiting delegation from Middle District F.W.B. Church, Rt. 1, Ba- 
kersville, N.C. were seated in our body. Bro. George Stevens, a visiting 
minister from Union Association was enrolled, and seated in our body. 
The topic for conference was "The Word of God". Spiritual lectures 



—16— 

were given by several ministers that were enjoyed by all. Bro. Frank 
Elliott presented himself for license, and was placed under watch care 
of conference for three months to be investigated. Also Bro. Larry Mc- 
Nally's license was renewed for a three month's period. 

Conference convened to meet at Low Gap Church, Friday and Sat- 
urday, July 28-29, 1961. Piney Grove Church and community were com- 
mended for the wonderful way they had taken care of conference. The 
entire body just thanked God for the wonderful conference. 

Rev. Robert Potter, Moderator 
Rev. Holt Herrell. Clerk. 

The fourth quarterly conference was held at Low Gap Free Will 
Baptist Church, Burnsville, N. C. July 28-29, 1961. The introductory mes- 
sage was brought by Rev. Leonard Shehan using for scripture lessson 
39 verses from the 27th Chapter of Acts. Text, "Being led by God". A 
wonderful gospel message with much rejoicing. Convened for lunch to 
meet back at 1 p.m. for business session. Business part of conference 
opened with choir singing. Devotions were by Rev. Jason Salyers. Pray- 
er by Rev. George Higgins. Fellowship was called for. Every minister 
responded. Roll call. $25.00 was received for disabled ministers fund. 
Churches, deacons, and delegates were enrolled with a large delegation. 
A large percentage of the churches represented by delegates. A motion 
was moved and voted on "That a minister seeking ordination in our bo- 
dy, must be called by a church to pastor, or go into full time evangelistic 
work, before he can be ordained in our body. And also the church that 
calls him to pastor, must write a letter recommending him to the confer- 
ence." Several gave interesting lectures on Foreign Missions that was 
enjoyed by all. Voted to adjourn business session until Saturday morn- 
ing at 9:30 a.m. 

The 2:30 p.m. message was brought by Rev. George Higgins, using 
for his scripture lesson St. Luke Chap. 23, verse 33, Romans Chap. 1, 
verses 14 through 18. Text, "Calvary and the Gospel". Bringing a spirit- 
ual message. The 7:30 p.m. message was delivered by Rev. Richmond 
Barnett. Scripture reading was from the 57th Chap, of Isaiah. Text, "A 
Contrite Heart". Bring a wonderful gospel message. 

Saturday's session of conference opened at 9:30 a.m. Devotions 
were read by Rev. Coy Davis. Prayer by Rev. Quince Miller. Business 
part convened by reading Friday's proceedings. Roll call. $11.00 was re- 
ceived for disabled ministers fund. Every preacher voted they were in 
fellowship with each other, and with God. Churches, deacons, and dele- 
gates were enrolled that were not at Friday's session. Salem Free Will 
Baptist Church, Old Fort, N. C. was placed under watch care of con- 
ference until association. Topic for conference was, "The Purpose of 
God". Several brothers gave interesting and spiritual discourses on sub- 
ject. Convened until time and place. 

Rev. Richmond Barnett, Mod. 
Rev. Holt Herrell, Clerk 

A session of Conference was held Saturday, Aug. 26, 1961 in con- 
nection with association, at Riverview Church, Erwin, Tenn. Conference 
convened Sat. morning at 9:30 a.m. Devotions were by Rev. Leonard 
Shehan. Prayer by Rev.Darrell Dugger. Roll call. $35.00 was received 
for disabled ministers fund. Fellowship was called for. Every preacher 



17 



responded. A conference clerk was elected for the coming year. Rev. 
Holt Herrell was elected by vote. Rev. Richmond Barnett his assistant. 

An Ordaining Council was appointed. Chairman, Rev. Cecil Higgins, 
Rev. Joe Honeycutt, Rev. Quince Miller, Rev. Handy Wilcox and Rev. 
Richmond Barnett. The original conference investigating committee 
was retained. It was voted to have next ministers conference at Pilgrims 
Chapel Church, Burnsville, N.C. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, 1961. 
Rev. Richmond Barnett was selected for moderator. Rev. Leonard She- 
han his alternate. Rev. George Higgins to preach the introductory mes- 
sage. Rev. Cecil Higgins to be his alternate. Bro. Ervin Sluder from 
French Broad Association and Rev. Virgil Deloach from Union Associa- 
tion were seated in our body. 

Bro. George Higgins was ordained by the laying on of many hands, 
and much rejoicing. Rev. Virgil Deloach presented his letter to confer- 
ence. And according to our rules was placed under watch care of confer- 
ence for three months. Convened until time and place. 

Rev. Cecil Higgins, Mod. 
Rev. Holt Herrell, Clerk. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

Bald Mountain .T. A. Wheeler ...Mack Wilson Burnsville. N.C. 

Big Creek Richmond Barnett Mrs. G. W. Wilson _ Rt. 1. Relief, N. C. 

Brummetts Creek .Charlie Miller Mrs. Will Bennett _ Relief, N. C. 

Byrd Branch „ Elzie Robinson Mrs. Luther Ledford _ Rt. 1, Burnsville. N. C. 

Crabtree Annona Knack Rt. 2. Roan Mtn., Tenn. 

Davistown Gurnie McKinney James E. Vess Star Route, Black Mtn.. N. C 

Ernestville Moss Holloway Claudine Higgins Rt. 3, Erwin, Tenn. 

Fairview Jason Salyers _ Mrs. Margaret Pack Rt. 2. Nebo, N.C. 

Hampton Fulton Williams Howard Buck - Rt. 2, Hampton, Tenn. 

Higgins Mrs. Viola Edwards Rt. 4. Box 50 Burnsville, N.C. 

Keystone Holt Herrell Jack Pealer 404 Cclo. St., Johnson City. Tenn. 

Liberty Paul Jordan Loyd Allison Rt. 4, Marioo, N.C. 

Liberty Chapel -Arnold Wilson Viola Miller Rt. 5, Box 65, Burnsville, N.C. 

Low Gap —Johnson M. White Mrs. H. D. Ray, Jr Burnsville, N.C. 

Mountain Dale Xoyd Grey Mrs. Pearl Bradford.... Rt. 2. Box 175, Erwin, Tenn. 

Nicks Creek -Arnold Wilson Clelia Young 43 Circle St. CI. Marion. N.C. 

North Bent George Higgins Dock Renfro Green Mountain, N. C. 

Patterson's Branch .....Verno Davis Mrs. Burdette Deyton Rt. 1, Burnsville. N.C. 

Peterson Chapel Leonard Shehan Mrs. Loyd Laws .. Rt. 1, Box 141, Burnsville, N.C. 

Pensacola . Lyda Letterman Lawrence Wilson - Pensacola. N.C. 

Pilgrims Chapel Floyd Ray Clyde Dulaney Rt. 2, Box 332. Burnsville, N.C. 

Piney Grove Orville Whitehead — Mrs. Aileen McKinney Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn. 

Piney Hill John H. Miller Mrs. Annie Silvers Rt. 4. Box 91.B. Burnsville N.C. 

Ridgeway Floyd Ray Clyde Booth Rt. 1, Box 277.A. Marion. N.C. 

Riverview Handy Wilcox ..... -Alvin Adkins Rt. 3, Box 247. Erwin. Tenn. 

Salem „ Orphard Hensley Mrs. James Davis .. Rt. 1, Box 108, Old Fort. N.C. 

South Side Troy McCourry _..Fred Davis 923 Hoback Ave., Erwin, Tenn. 

Sun Set _ Tom Arnett Mrs. Georgia Carlton .... Rt. 2, Roan Mtn., Tenn. 

Unicoi Jack Greene Mrs. Bessie Jordan - Unicoi Tenn. 

Unaka Springs -Charles Webb E. P. Fender ..... Rt. 3. Box 222, Erwin. Tenn. 

Vale Handy Wilcox ~.Coye Calhoun ~ Newland, N.C. 

Valley Forge Cecil Higgins Mrs. Will Stevens Rt 7, Elizabethton. Tenn. 

Woodby Hill Leonard Shehan Mrs Arnold McKinney Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn. 

Young's Chapel Dwight Greene Vernal Jones Rt 2, Burnsville, N.C. 



MIN?STERS ROLL 

MINISTERS PRESENT FOR ASSOCIATION 

/-Rex Adkins Rt. 3, Erwin, Tenn. 

* Zenus Allen „ R.F.D. Mars Hill. N.C 

LStfrnie Arwood, Erwin, Tenn. 

4^Vestaf-B^ir: Park Ave., Johnson City, Tenn. 

Richmond Barnett Erwin, Tenn. 

Coy Davis . Rt. 1, Old Fort, N.C. 

Darrell Dugger Rt. 1 , Elizabethton, Tenn. 

^Qyde Fender Rt. 1. Nebo, N.C. 

Jack Greene _ Unicoi, Tenn. 

Orphard Hensley Old Fort, N.C 

HMTolt Herrell 401 Colo. St., Johnson City, Tenn. 

Cecil Higgins Rt. 1. Elizabethton. Tenn. 

^-George Higgins Erwin, Tenn. 

/Moss Hollo way - - Erwin, Tenn. 

Joe Honeycutt .. Unicoi, Tenn. 

i-Paul Tordan Rt. 2. Old Fort, N.C. 

Ted Laney Rt. 1. Marion. N.C 

Herman Ledford . . Erwin. Tenn. 

/-Gfande Lethcoe Rt. 1. Box 85. Ferrum. Va. 

V-Lyda Letterman _. Rt. 1. Burnsville, N.C. 

iZPfby McCourry Box 68. Burnsville, N.C. 

Georqe Miller Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 

iJfehn H. Miller Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N.C. 

Quince Miller Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 

Floyd Ray Star Rt.. Burnsville, N C 

lEfeie Robinson _. Be<> Loq. N.C 

/-fe-son Salvers Rt. 1, Marion. N.C 

j.. Leonard Shehan Erwin. Tenn. 

>-Bo>k Taylor Erwin, Tenn 

*-€?h"arles Webb Green Mountain, N.C. 

HWmson White Rt. 2. Box 400. Morganton. N.C. 

Orville Whitehead Rt. 1, Elizabethton Tenn. 

Handy Wilcox Unicoi, Tenn 

Fulton Williams Erwin, Tenn. 

Arnold Wilson Rt. 4. Marion, N.C. 

NOT PRESENT FOR ASSOCIATION 

i-Verno Davis Rt. 2. Erwin, Tenn 

J^retHFreeirrfm- » R t . 7, N* feo: N.C ■ 

^•©wight Greene Rt. Spruce Pine, N.C. 

tJSarnest Howell Erwin. Tenn 

4Gus Ledford Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Xaxr^z-MeNeery -^EfwrrC'Tenr) . 

pp&m Ivlurphy Rt, 2. Burnsville N.C. 

i^TC. Patrick Rt. 2, Elizabethton, Tenn 

^HrD. Poole Marion. N.C. 

.Robert-Potter Rt. 1 , - I Iam p [u!i, " Te7m 

Ferrell Sparks R.F.D. , Elizabethton. Tenn. 

£-WT"H. Woodby Rt. 1, Unicoi, Tenn. 



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CHURCHES AND 
MEETING DAYS 


Bald Mountain .... 2-4 


Big Creek 1-3 


Brummetts Creek 1-3 


Byrd Branch 1-3 


Crabtree 2-4 


Davistown Full 


Ernestville Full 


Fairview Full 


Hampton Full 


Higgins 1-2 


Keystone Full 


Liberty Full 


Liberty Chapel .... 1-3 


Low Gap 1 -3 


Mountain Dale .... 1-3 


Nicks Creek Full 


North Bent 1-3 


Pattersons Branch 2-4 


P&'erson Chapel 2-4 


Pensacola 2-4 


Pilgrims Chapel 1-3 


Piney Grove 2-4 


Piney Hill 2-4 


Ridgeway 2-4 


Riverview Full 


Salem Full 


Southside Full 


Sunset 1-3 


Unicoi Full 


Unaka Springs .... 2-4 


Vale 1-3 


Valley Forge Full 


Woodbv Hill 1-3 


Youngs Chapel .... 2-4 



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COXSTITUTION OF JACKS CREEK F. W. B. ASSOCIATION 

1. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen and sent 
from each church. 

2. The delegates chosen and sent shall be recommended in a letter 
from the church to which they belong and shall include the minister and 
some of the ablest members belonging to the church. 

3. The Association shall elect annually a moderator and clerk. 

4. The Rules of Decorum shall be read immediately after the body is 
organized. 

5. The Association will encourage a sound ministry; such as present 

Christ as an all-sufficient Saviour; having made salvation possible for 
every human being on the terms of the gospel, which is freely offered 
to all. 

6. Any minister in good standing, whether a delegate or not, may be 
invited to a seat and take part in the deliberation, and have his name 
enrolled in our minutes. 

7. The Association may appoint such committees as may be neces- 
sary to the expedition of business, and every committee appointed to 
any particular business shall report their proceedings in writing to the 
Association while in session, and all reports made be adopted or reject- 
ed by the body. 

8. The Association shall have a book in which shall be kept an accur- 
ate account of all its proceedings. 

9. Any church may become a member of the Association by making 
application by letter or by delegate and adopting our articles of faith 
and church covenant. 

10. The Association may withdraw from any church that becomes dis- 
orderly or refuses to be represented. 

11. There shall be an associational fund for defraying expenses and 
charges that may accrue, and for replenishing such; each church may 
contribute at pleasure. 

12. There shall be a treasurer appointed by the Association, whose 
duty it shall be to have care of and account for the money committed 
to his charge. 

13. The Association shall use the Free Will Baptist Treatise in full. 

14. Each church shall be allowed one vote for every ten members or 
fraction thereof. 

15. The Association advises all its churches to commemorate the 
death and suffering of our Lord at least twice a year. 

16. The Association shall pay its clerk at least $5.00 for his services 
per annum. 



CHURCH COVENANT 



1. Having given ourselves to God by faith in Christ, and adopted the 
Free Will Baptist faith as our rule of faith and practice, we now give 
ourselves to each other by the help of God. 

2. We solemnly convenant before God that we will carefully observe 
thee commandments implied by a confession of faith, and in the spirit 
of meekness rebuke and admonish those who have gone astray, and 
watch over each others reputation, and use our influence to the upbuild- 
ing of the church and for the advancement of the cause of Christ, endea- 
voring to seek the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace, and to con- 
fess our faults one to another, and to strengthen those that are weak. 

3. We promise that by the help of God we will faithfully practice 
family and secret prayer, and strive to cultivate the doctrine of God's 
revealed word in the minds of those under our care. 

4. We also agree to use our influence for the support of the Gospel 
and to contribute liberally to aid the ministry according to our several 
abilities. Also we agree to be liberal with those that are afflicted 
and needy, and especially those of the household of faith. 

5. We also agree to attend the monthly meetings regularly if not 
providentially hindered and submit to all ordinances implied in a Pro- 
fession of Faith. 

6. We also agree to abstain from all sinful and vain amusements. 

7. We also agree to abstain from all intoxicating liquors and not to 
use it as a beverage, nor to aid or assist in the manufacture of such nor 
furnish it to others. 

8. We also agree to encourage home and foreign missons, educa- 
tion, Sabbath schools, good morals, and everything that is to the glory 
of God and to the welfare of men. And may the God of peace sanctify 
us wholly and preserve us blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, that we may be happily admitted into the Kingdom of God, 
where we may ascribe honor unto the Lamb forever. Amen. 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

Article 1 — The True God. We believe that there is one and only one 
living and true God who is in personality the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 
equal and harmonious in every divine perfection. — "There is one God 
and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who 
gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time." I Tim. 2:6 

Art. 2. — Holy Scriptures. We believe that God is the author of the 
Holy Bible, and its teachings constitute the only infallible doctrine for 
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. II Tim. 3:16 

Art. 3. — Original Apostasy. We believe that Adam was created holy, 
but by voluntary trangression fell into depravity and consequently in- 
volved his posterity in sin. — And when the woman saw that the tree was 
good for food andthat it was pleasant to the eye, and a tree to be 
desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit and did eat. Gen. 3:6 

Art. 4. — Free Grace. We believe that the grace of God comprehends 
all spiritual blessings; that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvat- 
ion; that the Holy Spirit not only reproves the world of sin, but is the 
means whereby sinners are converted and made wise unto salvation. For 
there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same 
Lord is rich unto all that call upon Him. Rom. 10:12 

Art. 5. — Christian Faith. We believe that Christian faith is belief in 
Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Redeemer of the world and in the 
divinity of the Holy Scriptures, that faith comes by hearing the word 
of God. — He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life, but he that 
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth 
on him. John 3:36 

Art. 6. — Repentance. We believe that repentance is sorrow for sin, 
and the kind of sorrow which produces Godly repentance must be effec- 
tual conviction of son. — Now I rejoice not that ye were made sorry, but 
that ye sorrowed to repentance; for ye were made sorrow after a godly 
manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For Godly sor- 
row worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sor- 
row of the world worketh death. II Cor. 7:9-10. 

Art. 7. — Free Agency. We believe that the human will is free, and 
that men have the ability to accept or reject the conditions of salvation 
as they are revealed in the Holy Scriptures. He hath showed thee, O 
man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do 
justly, and love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8. 

Art. 8. — Perseverance. We do not believe, under the Gospel dispensa- 
tion, any soul is elected to eternal life unconditionally, but that those 
who by faith persevere to the end will be saved; that is is possible for 
men, who have been converted, to make shipwreck of the faith, turn 
again to sin and be lost. And Jesus said unto him: No man having put 
his hands to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. 
Luke 9:62. 

Art. 9. — Good Works. We believe that good works are the result of 
faith, and not of necessity; that those who have faith will do works of 
righteousness, while those who have not faith cannot do anything pleas- 
ing or acceptable to God. — Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit 



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is hewn down, and cast ino the fire: wherefore, by their fruits ye shall 
know them. Matthew 7:19-20. 

Art. 10. — Christian Baptism. We believe that Christian Baptism is the 
immersion of a believer in water, in the name of the Father, Son and 
Holy Ghost; that baptism cannot be scripturally administered without 
faith in the subject who receives it. Therefore we are buried with him 
by baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by 
the glory of the Father, even so also we should walk in newness of life. 
Romans 6:4. 

Art. 11. — The Lord's Supper. We believe that the supper was institut- 
ed by our Saviour as a commemorative ordinance; that the bread and 
wine represent His body and blood; that it was instituted for Christians 
and that all Christians should unite in service regardless of name or 
denominational distinction. — But let a man examine himself, and so let 
him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and 
drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not 
discerning the Lord's body. I Cor. 11:28-29. 

Art. 12: — Feet Washing. We believe that washing the saints feet is a 
command of our Saviour, and that his followers ought to practice the 
same. — If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet: ye 
ought to wash one another's feet. John 13.14. 

Art. 13. — The Gospel. We believe it is the duty of all churches to sup- 
port the Gospel. — Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which 
preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. I Cor. 9:14. 



RULES OF DECORUM 

Article 1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

Art. 2. There shall be no conversation by members, one with ano- 
ther so as to interrupt business, while in session. 

Art. 3. Every member wishing to speak shall first rise to his feet 
and address the moderator. 

Art. 4. No member shall interrupt another while speaking. 

Art. 5. We will admit of no other title but that of Brother, while 
in session. 

Art. 6. Every member speaking shall attend to the subject under 
consideration. 

Art. 7. No member shall speak more than three times on one sub- 
ject. 

Art. 8. Every motion made and seconded shall be attended to, un- 
less withdrawn by those who made it. 

Art. 9. No member shall absent himself from the body while in 
session without leave of the Moderator. 

Art. 10. On all motions when the vote of the body is taken, a ma- 
jority shall prevail. 

Art. 11. The Moderator shall have the same privilege to speak as 
any other member, provided the chair is filled. 

Art. 12. Any member transgressing the above rules shall be ad- 
monished by the Moderator. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE MINISTERS CONFERENCE 



Of Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association 

Ministers* Conference 

ARTICLE 1. This body shall be known as The Ministers' Conference 
of Jacks Creek Association of Free Will Baptists; and shall be composed 
of all licensed and ordained ministers of said Association. 

ARTICLE 2. This Conference may receive any Christian minister, as a 
visiting member, and when thus received, he may enjoy all rights and 
privileges of the regular members not in conflict with Article 3. 

ARTICLE 3. This body shall elect annually a president or moderator 
and a clerk, both ordained ministers of one year or more membership in 
this Conference, after his ordination. 

ARTICLE 4. Each church may send two of its members as delegates 
to this Conference, and when thus sent, they are entitled to a seat in 
the Conference with all privileges of visiting brethren, as provided by 
Article 2. 

ARTICLE 5. The Conference shall meet on Friday before each fifth 
Sunday, with some church in the Association, previously agreed upon, 
or at the call of the president: provided that more than one sesssion may 
not be held with any church during the same conference year. 

ARTICLE 6. The president is empowered and it is his duty, to call an 
extra session of the Conference upon the petition of the members of 
this Conference; provided however, that said petition is properly sign- 
ed by seven members, three of whom shall be ordained ministers. 

ARTICLE 7. The Conference, upon being organized each year, shall 
proceed to elect an ordaining council, composed of three regularly or- 
dained ministers; all having been ordained at least two years; and 
one or more shall have served one or more years on ordaining council, 
and one of the senior members shall be the chairman of council thus 
constituted. 

ARTICLE 8. The ordaining council, when properly organized, shall 
have charge of all examinations and ordinations of candidates for the 
ministry who have been ordained before it by the Conference. 

ARTICLE 9. All applicants for license to preach, shall be recommend- 
ed by the pastor and deacons of his church; and if the Conference, af- 
ter due inquiry and prayerful consideration; and after examination by 
the ordaining council, as to gifts, qualifications, and the divine call; 
said applicant shall be granted a license to preach the gospel for the 
period of one year; provided however, he may have said license renew- 
ed at the expiration of the year, from time to time. All applicants for 
license and ordination shall first be passed upon by the Committee of 
Investigation, as to their character and moral standards. If satisfactory, 
they are then to be examined privately before the Ordaining Council. 

ARTICLE 10. All licensed preachers are required to preach twenty- 
four sermons each year; and at least fifty cermons before he can suc- 
ceed to ordination; provided however, he cannot be ordained until he 



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has proved himself faithful and successful in the gospel ministry for a 
period of at least one year, and if any shall fail to do so, because of 
at negligence, he shall be entitled to a seat in the Conference only as a 
visiting minister, as in Article 2; provided, however ,the above require- 
ments shall not apply to ministers who has passed sixty years of age, 
or to any minister who is rendered unable to conform to the above rules 
by disease or continued sickness of himself or family. 

ARTICLE 11. Any minister being absent from two sessions of confer- 
ence ,in succession ,shall stand charged with delinquency, and shall be 
deprived of his vote on any question until his disability is removed by 
a vote of the Conference. However, if the delinquent brother offers sat- 
isfactory excuse for his absence, his disability may be removed by a 
majority vote of the Conference. Any minister who does not report to 
Conference either in person or by letter, for one year, shall be dropped 
from the roll and his credentials called for. 

ARTICLE 12. All applicants for ordination shall present to the Con- 
ference a letter of recommendation from his church, properly signed 
by both pastor and clerk. 

ARTICLE 13. The Conference may withdraw fellowship from any 
member who becomes disorderly. 

ARTICLE 14. No session of Conference will be considered legal, if 
three or more ordained ministers are not present. 

ARTICLE 15. This constitution and by-laws, or any article thereof, 
may be suspended or amended, by a two-thirds vote of the Conference. 

ARTICLE 16. The president or moderator may have power to appoint 
any and all committees to carry on the work of the Conference. 

ARTICLE 17. A session of conference, shall be held in connection with 
the yearly Association. 

ARTICLE 18. "A licensed minister cannot attain ordination until he 
is called to pastor a church, or go into full time evangelistic work. A 
church that has called him for pastor, must send a letter requesting his 
ordination." 

The above constitution and by-laws, duly adopted by conference in 
regular session at North Bend Church, June 1919. Re-adopted in confer- 
ence September, 1944. 



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BY-LAWS OF MINISTERS' CONFERENCE 
Jacks Creek F.W*B. Association 

1. The regular meeting of this conference shall be held quarterly and 
in connection with the meeting of the association. 

2. Each member shall report at each regular meeting either in person 
or by letter. 

3. Five members shall constitute a quorum at all regular or legal meet 
ings. 

4. Chairman may call a special session at any time on request of three 
members. 

5. At each yearly meeting there shall be elected an ordaining council 
whose duty it shall be to examine candidates, grant license, conduct or- 
dinations, and to report at the next regular meeting. 

6. Licentiates shall pursue a definite course of study under the direc- 
tion of the ordaining council. 

7. Necessary expenses of this organization shall be met by voluntary 
contribution or by assessment of its members. 

8. No member shall serve as a pastor of a church which does not en- 
force discipline, care for its pastor, and contribute to other benevolent 
enterprises according to its ability. 

9. No member shall meddle with the work of another, or injure his re- 
putation for usefulness, but watch over each other in love, and thus 
promote harmony and love among the membership. All ministers re- 
ceived from sister F.W.B. conferences shall be issued a certificate of 
ordination from our conference bearing the signatures of our council 
with original council's name on margin. All ministers seeking license or 
membership shall be received under watchcare for three months. 

10. Each member, not excused from age or infirmities is expected to do 
something to advance the cause of Christ and make a full report at each 
regular meeting. 

11. Membership in this body shall be proof of good standing in the 
ministry. 

12. These by-laws may be amended by vote of two thirds at any regular 
meeting. 



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CHURCH LETTER 

To The Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association 

At Date 19 

Greetings In Christ: 

We, the Free Will Baptist Church at 

now in session, send the following named delegates to represent us in 
your body: 



OUR STATISTICS ARE AS FOLLOWS- 



( 1 ) Our meeting days 


(14) For Orphanage $ 


( 2 ) Number baptised 


(15) Home Missions $ 


( 3 ) Added otherwise 


(1 6) Foreign Missions $ 


( 4 ) Excluded 


(1 7) Disabled Ministers Fund $ 


( 5 ) Dismissed 


(18) Pledged to Dis. Min. F. $ 


( 6 ) Deaths 


(19) Monthly mission pledge $ 


( 7 ) Total members 


(2 0) Poor and sick $ 


( 8 ) Number in Sunday school 


(2 1) Value church property $ 


( 9 ) Communions 6 foot washings 


(2 2) Improv. ch. property $ 


(10) No. times pastor present 


(2 3) Associational fund $ 


(1 1 ) Minute Fund $ 


(2 4) No. members in Women's Aux. 


(12) Paid Pastor $ 


(2 5) Average attendance in League 


(1 3) Paid for revivals $ 





Revival conducted by 

Present pastor 

Pastor elect 



Steward Clerk . 

Address Address 

/ Remarks: 



1962 MINUTES 

of the 

Jacks Creek 
Free Will Baptist 
Association 

Sixty-Seventh Annual Session Held at 

Fairview F.W.B. Church 
Marion, N. C, August 23, 24, 25, 1962 



OFFICERS 

Rev. Cecil Higgins Moderator 

Rev. Holt Herrell Clerk 



Next Session 

The next session will be held with Valley Forge F.W.B. 
Church, Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. Beginning on Thursday 
before the fourth Sunday in August, 1963 at 10:30 A.M. 
Rev. Paul Jordan will preach the introductory message. 
Rev. Charles Webb will be his alternate. 



Printed By The Erwin Record 



JACKS CREEK FREEWILL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Officers of The Jacks Creek Association 
and Ministers Conference, 1962 

ASSOCIATION: 

Moderator - Rev. Cecil Higgins Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Clerk ~ Rev. Holt Herrell, Relief, N. C 

Treas. Disabled Ministers Fund - Ulis Webb, Rt. 3, Erwin, Tenn. 

Treas. Foreign Missions - Rev. Clyde Fender, Rt. 1, Nebo, N. C. 

Committee of Investigation * The Disabled Ministers Fund - Re- 
tained from last year. - Rev. Fulton Williams Rev. Richmond 
Barnett, Tennessee; Rev. Arnold Wilson and Rev. Troy Mc- 
Curry, North Carolina. 

ASSOCIATION: - Retained from last year. 

Rev. Jack Greene, Bro. Jess Clark, Bro. Vernal Jones, and 
Rev. Lydia Letterman. 



MINISTERS CONFERENCE: 

Moderator this session 

Moderator next session 

Clerk for next year 

Asst. Clerk for next year 



... Rev. Cecil J. Higgins 

Rev. Jack Greene 

Rev. Holt Herrell 

Rev. Richmond Barnett 



ORDAINING COUNCIL: 

Rev. Cecil Higgins, chairman; Rev. Richmond Barnett, Rev. 
Jason Salyers, Rev. Paul Jordan, and Jack Greene. Two Al- 
ternates: Rev. Troy McCourry and Rev. Orville Whitehead. 



COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION: 
Retained From Last Year - 

Tennessee - Rev. Jack Greene, Rev. Fulton Williams and 
Rev. Burnie Arwood. 

North Carolina - Rev. Clyde Fender, Rev. Troy McCourry 
^'OC and Rev. Arnold Wilson. 
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PROCEEDINGS 



The Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association met with Fairview 
F.W.B. Church, Marion, N. C. Aug. 23, 1962 at 10:30 A.M. in its 67th ann- 
ual session. Song service with choir singing, "I Will Meet you by the ri- 
ver", "Just a little talk with Jesus", "I shall Never forget the day", 
"Sweeping through the gates", and "Have Thine Own Way". Prayer by 
Bro. M. L. Johnson, Rev. Jason Salyers, pastor of Fairview F.W.B. 
Church welcomed all, and told all to feel free. 

In the absence of Rev. Leonard Shehan who was to preach the intro- 
ductory message, also Bro. Ted Laney his alternate. Bro. Milton Holli- 
field, pastor of Swannanoa F. W. B. Church, Swannanoa, N. C. from 
the Blue Ridge Association, brought the introductory message, using 
for his scripture reading, 1 Cor. Chapter 15 - Verse 57. Text - Thanks be 
unto God which giveth us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Bringing a wonderful gospel message. That was annointed by the Spirit. 
That was enjoyed by all. Service closed with choir singing "Old, Old 
Story", and "I feel like traveling on". Handshake with much rejoicing. 
Closed to reconvene at 1:30 P.M. for business session. 

Thursday Evening 

The association met at 1:30 P.M. for business session with choir sing- 
ing "Where we will never grow old". Devotions by Rev. Troy McCourry. 
Reading for scripture lesson Chapter 2, and part of Chapter 4 of 2nd 
Timothy. Prayer by Bro. Burnie Arrwood. Reading Clerks and Finance 
Committees were appointed. Rev. Richmond Barnett and Bro. Jess 
Clark were selected. 

Bro. Clyde Fender was re-appointed for treasurer of foreign missions. 
Bro. Troy McCourry was appointed for treasurer for orphanage fund. 
Bro. Jason Salyers was appointed treasurer for associational fund. 
Bro. Ulis Webb was re-appointed treasurer for disabled ministers fund. 

A call was made for churches seeking membership in our body. The 
First Free Will Baptist Church of Flint, Mich, which had been under 
watch care of conference was voted in full fellowship in our body. Also, 
Mountain Dale Free Will Baptist Church, Rt. 2, Erwin, Tenn. asked by 
letter to withdraw her membership from association, which was voted 
on and granted. Also by vote "Not to write a letter of recommendation 
for her due to doctrinal issues." 

Churches and Delegates 

BALD MOUNTAIN — Bros. Raleigh Fender and Chap Fender. 
BIG CREEK — Bro. Jim Adkins. 

BRUMMETTS CREEK — Sister's Lizzie Bennett, Star Bennett, and 
Sarah Webb. 

BYRD BRANCH — Sister Alice Woodby, and Bros. Roy Fender and 
Jim Woodby. 

CRABTREE — By letter. 



DAVISTOWN — Bro. and Sister Andrew Davis, Bro. Alfred Harris and 

Sister Garland Bartlett. 
ERNESTVILLE — Sister Hannie Howell and Bro. Raymond Howell. 
FAIR VIEW — Sisters Alma Holland, and Bonnie Lavender, Bros. Joe 

Bradley, Naaman Revis, and Frank Patrick. 
FIRST F.W.B. of FLINT, MICH. — Sister Mildred Vaughn, Bros. Guy 

Wilson and Doyle Vaughn. 
HAMPTON — Sisters Lillie Lyons, Gladys Johnson, Okie Calhoun and 

Bro. Jeffie Calhoun. 
HIGGINS — No report. 

KEYSTONE — Sister's Effie Troutman, Becky Barnes, Rae Thomas, 

and Bro. and Sister Bud Anders. 
LIBERTY —Bros. Loyd Allison, P. J. Hollifield and Beeler Boone. 

LIBERTY CHAPEL — Sister Viola Miller, Bros. Clarence Wilson, David 

Miller and Floyd Huskins. 
LOW GAP — Bro. and Sister H. D. Ray, Jr. and Bro. Samuel D. Riddle. 
NICKS CREEK — Bros. Floyd Robinson, Harrison Hall, Bro. and Sister 

Goldman Cook and Bro. and Sister Walter Woodard. 

NORTH BENT — Sister Alma Jean Tipton, Bros. Ivan Whitson and 
Gus Tipton. 

PATTERSONS BRANCH — By letter. 

PENSACOLA — Sister Adalian Roland, Bros. Carnell Allen, Alex Wil- 
son, and Bro. and Sister Sheridan Pate. 

PETERSONS CHAPEL — No report. 

PILGRIMS CHAPEL — Bros. Jim Dulaney and Clyde Dulaney. 

PINEY GROVE — Sisters Lydia Woodby, Mary Sue Woodby, Bertha 
Woodby and Bro. Conley Woodby. 

PINEY HILL — Bros. Arson Miller, Dock Hubbard and Joe Bradford. 

RIDGEWAY — No report. 

RIVER VIEW — Sister Verga Bailey, Bro. Ulis Webb and Bro. and Sister 
Molt Duncan. 

SALEM — Bros. Herbert Jenkins, James Davis and Ed Robinson. 

SOUTHSIDE — Sisters Pauline Collins, Hettie Buckner, Addie Linger- 
felt, Bros. H. H. Collins and Audie Lingerfelt. 

SUNSET — Sisters Ruby Hill, Lornia Hitchew, Bros. Brownlow Ste- 
vens, Frank Cornett, Carmon Blevins, and Vester Hitchew. 

UNAKA SPRINGS — Bros. Roscoe Phillips, and John Miller. 

UNICOI — Sisters Mary McCourry, Jeanette Wilson, Wanda Jordan, 
Zula Jordan and Opal Leedy. 

VALE — Sister Coye Calhoun. 

VALLEY FORGE — Sisters Hazel Higgins, Mittie Belle Johnson, Delia 
Chambers, Bros. Dayton Guy, Troy Pierce, Bill Honeycutt, and Cur- 
sey Johnson. 

WOODBY HILL — Sisters Gladys Clark, Bonnie Stevens, and Nola 

Clark, Bros. Jess Clark, Carmon Simerly and Leslie McKinney. 
YOUNGS CHAPEL — Sisters Lona Honeycutt, and Molly Boone, Bros. 



Vernal Jones, Robert Carroll, and Ralph Thompson. 

By motion, moved to seat delegates, and accept letters. Moderator, 
and Clerk were elected for Association. Moderator elected. Rev. Cecil 
Higgins. Assistant, Rev. Jack Greene. Clerk elected, Rev. Holt Herrell. 

Pulpit committee was called for Rev. Ronald Creech, pastor of Edge- 
mont Free Will Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. from the General Con- 
ference, was selected to bring the 7:30 P.M. message. 

The following committees were appointed: — 

CHURCHES AND PASTORS — Rev. Paul Jordan, Chairman; Bros. Cur- 
sey Johnson, Vernal Jones, and James Davis. 

DISABLED MINISTER'S FUND — Rev. Handy Wilcox, Chairman; 
Bros. Ralph Thompson, Goleman Cook, Sisters Katherine Greene 
and Ann Pate. 

DEEPER DEVOTIONS — Rev. Richmond Barnett, Chairman; Bros. 
Jim Adkins, and Andrew Davis. 

EDUCATION — Rev. Troy McCourry, Chairman; Bros. George Buck- 
ner, Jess Clark, and Guy Wilson. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS — Rev. Clyde Fender, Chairman; First delegate 
on each Church letter. 

INVESTIGATION — Rev. Jack Greene, Chairman; Bros. Lyda Letter- 
man, Jess Clark, and Vernal Jones. 

LADIES AUXILIARY — Sister Kansas Clark, Chairman; Sisters Opal 
Leedy, Mittie Belle Johnson, Addie Lingerfelt, Pauline Collins, Ver- 
ga Bailey, Myrtle Davis, Katherine Greene, and Lona Honey cutt. 

OBITUARIES — Sister Jeanette Wilson, Chairman; Sisters Gladys 
Clark, Margaret Pack, Myrtle Davis, Grace Allison, and Delia Cham- 
bers. 

ORPHANAGE — Rev. Burnie Arwood, Chairman; One Delegate from 
each Church. 

RESOLUTIONS — Rev. George Higgins, Chairman; Bros. Arnold Wil- 
son, Fulton Williams and Henderson Woodby. 

SABBATH SCHOOLS — Rev. Orville Whitehead, Chairman; Bros. BiU 
Honeycutt, Conley Woodby, Sisters Addie Lingerfelt and Mildred 
Vaughn. 

SESSIONS — Bro. Dayton Guy, Chairman; Bros. Joe Bradley, Carmon 
Simerly, Ulis Webb, and Robert Carroll. 

TEMPERANCE — Rev. Jason Salyers, Chairman; Bros. Ted Laney, 
Loyd Allison, and Sister Mae Miller. 

WOUNG PEOPLE'S LEAGUE — Rev. George Higgins, Chairman; Sis- 
ters June McKinney, Rebecca Street, Lillie Higgins, and Bro. Jess 
Clark. 

A call was made by Moderator for visiting ministers. 

Rev. M. L. Johnson from Western Conference and Supt. of Child- 
ren's home, Middlesex, N .C. 

Rev. R. H. Jackson, Western Conference, Pine Level, N. C. 
Rev. Milton Hollifield, from Blue Ridge Assoc., Swannanoa, N. C. 
Rev. Gilbert Adkins from Toe River Association, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 

Rev. Billy Morris from General Conference, Durham, N. C. 



Rev. Ronald Creech from General Conference, Durham, N. C. 
Rev. David Franks from Jasper Assoc. and a missionary in Brazil. 
Rev. R. J. Reynolds from Blue Ridge Association, Marion, N. C. 
Rev. E. L. Beachboard, from upper South Carolina Association, 
Marion, N. C. 

All of them presented themselves, and were welcomed and seated 
in our body. 

A call was made by Moderator for visiting delegates. No response. 

Bro. David Franks, a missionary from Brazil gave an interesting 
lecture on missionary work in Brazil that was enjoyed by all. Also, Bro. 
Milton Hollifield gave a report on the work of Sister Josephine Stevens, 
a missionary in Africa. Association closed to reconvene Friday morning 
at 9:30 A.M. for business session. 



Thursday Nighf Session 

The 7:30 P.M. service opened with choir singing "I Never shall for- 
get the day", "Rock of Ages'", "I'd rather be an Old time Christian" and 
"When we all get to Heaven". Also Bro. Joe Bradley's quartet sang 
some numbers that were enjoyed by all. Prayer by Rev. Guy Foster. 
Rev. Ronald Creech, pastor of Edgemont Free Will Baptist Church, Dur- 
ham, N. C. brought the 7:30 P.M. message using for his scripture read- 
ing St. Matthew Chapter 19, verses 21, 22, 23. Bringing a wonderful gos- 
pel message. He brought many truths to make a man examine himself. 
The message was annointed by the power of God and was greatly en- 
joyed by all. 

Friday Morning* 9:30 A.M. 

The Association convened at 9:30 A.M. with choir singing "I feel 
like traveling^on". Devotions by Rev. Richmond Barnett. Reading for his 
scripture lesson Hebrews, Chapter 12. Prayer by Rev. Elzie Robinson. 
The Association was called to order by Moderator Rev. Cecil Higgins. 
Proceedings of Thursday's session was read by Clerk and was voted to 
be adopted as read. 

A call was made by Moderator for visiting ministers. 
Rev. R. J. Reynolds from Blue Ridge Association, Marion, N. C. 
Rev. E. B. McDonald from the Free Will Baptist College, Nashville, 
Tenn. 

Rev. Guy Foster from Union Association, Johnson City, Tenn. 

Rev. Sherman Branch from Piedmont Association, Stanley, N. C. 
All presented themselves, and were welcomed and seated in our body. 

A committee of investigation for disabled minister's fund was call- 
ed for. It was voted to retain same committee from last year, which is 
Rev. Fulton Williams and Rev. Richmond Barnett for Tenn. and Rev. 
Troy McCourry and Rev. Arnold Wilson for North Carolina. 

A call was made for Churches and Delegates that did not represent 
at Thursday's session. Brummetts Creek F.W.B. Church, Relief, N.C. 
represented by delegates, also Piney Hill F.W.B. Church, Rt. 3, Burns- 
ville, N. C. represented by letter. 

Call for Committees on Churches and pastors. Speaker, Rev. Paul 
Jordan. Adopted. Committee on Education. Speakers Rev. Troy Mc- 



Courry, and Rev. E. B. McDonald, representative from the Nashville 
Free Will Baptist College, Nashville, Term. Adopted. 

Pulpit Committee was called for. Rev. Sherman Branch, pastor of Tal- 
on Memorial Free Will Baptist Church, also a member of the executive 
board of the state association of the Original Free Will Baptists, Stan- 
ley, N. C. was selected. 

Closed to re-convene at 1:30 for business session. 

Friday 1 1 A. M Service 

Bro. E. B. McDonald, a representative from the Nashville Free Will 
Baptist College, gave an interesting lecture. Concerning our young 
people that are there. Also its rules and regulations that was greatly en- 
joyed by all. The preaching service opened with choir singing "Where 
the soul of Man never dies", and "Just over in the glory land". Prayer 
by Bro. R. J. Reynolds. Bro. Sherman Branch brought the message. Us- 
ing for his scripture reading Jonah, Chapter 1, verses 1 through 6. Text: 
"What Meaneth thou, O sleeper" or "No time to sleep". Bringing a 
wonderful gospel message that was annointed with the spirit. Which 
was greatly enjoyed by aJl. Service closed with an old fashioned hand 
shake and much rejoicing. All Christians were thankful for the wonder- 
ful message and the Spirit of God that had been there. 

Friday 1 :30 P. M. Service 

Association convened at 1:30 P.M. with choir singing "Standing on 
the promises", also Bro. Sherman Branch sang a solo, a song he had 
composed, "Sorry I Never knew you" that was enjoyed by all. Devo- 
tions by Rev. Lyda Letterman using for his scripture reading 1st Tim- 
othy, Chapter 2, verses 1 through 10. Prayer by Rev. Handy Wilcox. 
Association was called to order by Moderator, Bro. Cecil Higgins. 

Committees were called for that had not reported at morning's 
session. 

COMMITTEES FOR DISABLED MINISTER'S FUND — Speakers, 
Rev. Handy Wilcox, Rev. Cecil Higgins and Bro. Ralph Thompson. 
Adopted. 

COMMITTEE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LEAGUE — Speakers, Rev. 
Cecil Higgins, Rev. George Higgins, Bros. Jess Clark and Sammie 
Clark. Adopted. 

COMMITTEES ON WOMAN'S AUXILIARIES. Speakers, Sisters Kan- 
sas Clark, Arnold Wilson, Molt Duncan, Gladys Riddle, Andrew Da- 
vis, and Gladys Wiggins, Bros. Troy McCourry, Cecil Higgins, Jack 
Greene, Handy Wilcox and Milton Hollifield. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON ORPHANAGE — Speakers, Bros. Clyde Fender, Han- 
dy Wilcox and Paul Jordan. Adopted. 

A call was made by Moderator for treasurer for Orphanage Fund. 
Rev. Troy McCourry, Burnsville, N. C. was selected. Also "Board mem- 
bers were selected from our Association to help plan for a new child- 
ren's home in our vicinity." Bros. Vernal Jones, Jess Clark, Cursey 
Johnson, Goleman Cook, Fred Pack, Clyde Fender, and Jack Greene 
were appointed. 

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSION — Speaker, Rev. Clyde Fender, 
Adopted. 



COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS — Speaker, Rev. George Higgins, 
Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON SABBATH SCHOOLS — Speaker, Bro. Bill Honey- 
cutt. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE — Speaker, Rev. Richmond Barnett. 
Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONS — Speaker, Bro. Dayton Guy. Adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE — Speaker, Bro. Jason Salyers. 
Adopted. 

A call was made by Moderator for visiting ministers. Rev. Therry 
Wheeler from French Broad Association, Canton, N. C. presented him- 
self, and was welcomed and seated in our body. An offering was receiv- 
ed for Clerk in the amount of $47.00. Rev. Cecil Higgins, Moderator, 
spoke for the entire Association. Ministers, delegates, visitors, and all. 
And thanked the people of Fairview F.W.B. Church for all their kind- 
ness. The wonderful food the sisters had prepared, for everything that 
had been done. The entire body thanked them, and also the Lord for the 
Spirit of God that had existed throughout the Association, even in the 
business sessions. Bro. Jason Salyers, pastor of Fairview F.W.B. Church 
spoke for the Church and expressed his appreciation for all that had at- 
tended the Association. Pulpit Committee was called for, Bro. Handy 
Wilcox was selected to bring the 7:30 P.M. message. Association ad- 
journed until time and place to meet back Saturday morning at 9:30 
A.M. for Minister's Conference. 

Friday Night 7:30 P.M. Service 

The service opened with choir singing "Rock of Ages" and "Everbo- 
dy will be happy over there". Prayer by Bro. Richmond Barnett. Bro. 
Handy Wilcox brought the 7:30 P.M. message, using for his scripture 
lesson Isaiah, Chapter 58, verse 1 and St. Luke, Chapter 18, verse 7. 
Text: "Cry aloud, and spare not'". Bringing a wonderful gospel message 
that was annointed by the spirit that was greatly enjoyed. Service clos- 
ed with fellowship handshake and rejoicing. Also at end of service, an 
offering was received in the amount of $46.86 for the "Free Will Bap- 
tist Witness" a new Free Will Baptist paper, that is being printed at 106 
St. Mary, St. Garner, N. C. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 
"Churches and Pastors" 

We, your Committee on Churches and pastors, recommend that our 
Churches, choosing a pastor, follow Paul's instructions given to the 
Church in 1st Thessalonians, Chapter 5, verses 12, 13 and 14. We believe 
this is the Bible rule today. Also to the pastors. "We believe that there 
is no better advice then Peter gives to pastor's in 1st Peter, Chapter 5, 
verses 1 through 4. Rev. Paul Jordan, chairman; Bros. Cursey Johnson, 
Vernal Jones, and James Davis. 

Disabled Ministers Fund 

We, your Committee on disabled minister's fund, recommend "That 



the pastor of the Church recommend to his congregation and stress the 
point that each member pay 10 cents a month to disabled minister's 
fund. Also that the deacons be in charge of fund. We believe there is no 
more worthy cause. We also believe our people will respond if this is 
stressed to them. Rev. Handy Wilcox, chairman; Bros. Ralph Thomp- 
son. Goleman Cook and Sister Ann Pate. 




We, your committee on deeper devotions recommend to you, that 
you "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; 
and they are they which testify of me, St. John, Chapter 5, verse 39. Al- 
so, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, If any 
man love the world, the love of the Father is Not in him - 1st John Chap- 
ter 2, verse 15; Also, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, 
and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but 
is of the world, and the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he 
that doeth the will of God abideth forever. So it is absolutely necessary 
that we remain steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of 
the Lord. Rev. Richmond Barnett, chairman; Bros. Jim Adkins and An- 
drew Davis. 

Education 

We, your committee on education wish to submit the following: 
"the development in knowledge, skill, ability or character by teaching, 
training, study, or experience. 

Man's desire for wisdom is as old as the Bible itself - Genesis Chap. 3 
verse 6. "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and 
that is was pleasant to the eyes,and a tree to be desired to make one 
Wise. She took the fruit thereof and did eat, and the eyes of them both 
were opened. Education can be classed in two groups: 1. Secular or 
Wordly knowledge, and 2. Religious or Christian education. 

In order to live, and work among other people we must have a cer- 
tain amount of worldly knowledge, or wisdom. Also to be able to win 
the lost to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus. We must have a know- 
ledge of God, and his word, "Brethern my heart's desire, and prayer to 
God for Israel is that they might be saved". Romans, Chapter 10, verse 
1 and 2. "For I hear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not 
according to knowledge". Romans Chapter 10, verses 14 and 15. "How 
then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how 
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall 
they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach except they 
be sent?" 1 Corinthians, Chapter 2, verse 4. "And my speech, and my 
preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demon- 
stration of the Spirit and of power". Proverbs, Chapter 22, verse 6. 
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will 
not depart from it". This training should begin in the home, not only 
by words, but father's, and mother's laying an example of Godly living. 
Our Churches should have teachers who have had an experience of re- 
generation, Also they should follow Paul's advice to Timothy. 11 Timo- 
thy, Chapter 2, verse 15. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God". 
They also should have pastor's that have been called and annointed of 



God to preach. Rev. Troy McCourry, chairman; Bros. George Buckner> 
and Jess Clark. 

Finance 

Ye, your Committee on Finance, wish to report that "We have re- 
ceived from the Churches of Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association 
$191.45. We recommend that our Moderator be paid $15.00. Also our 
Clerk $15.00 for services rendered and balance go for Minute fund. 
Rev. Richmond Barnett, Bro. Jess Clark. 

Foreign Missions 

We, your Committee on Foreign Missions wish to make this report: 
"Considering the repeated Commission of our Lord to go into all the 
World, and preach his gospel, and realizing so much of the world is still 
unreached by the gospel, and seeing many of our churches do not sup- 
port Foreign Mission'". We your Committee make the following recom- 
mendations: 

1. Each Church select a Missionary Committee to keep in touch with 
the Missionaries for prayer items. 

2. In all prayer services of the Church, the Missionaries be remem- 
bered by name and current needs in detail. 

3. We suggest that each Church give its members an opportunity 
to give to Foreign Missions monthly or at least quarterly. 

4. The Foreign Mission board be contacted to send a Missionary 
each year to speak to the Association to keep it informed of the Foreign 
Mission need. Rev. Clyde Fender, Chairman; Bros., Joe Bradley, Carmon 
Simerly, and Dayton Guy. 

Ladies Auxiliary 

We, your Committee on Ladies Auxilliary wish to recommend to this 
Association, That ever Church that does not have a Ladies Auxilliary 
to organize one for the promotion of the cause of Christ. We urge ever 
pastor, and the officials of all Churches to give their complete, and full 
cooperation to this great work. We feel their work will strenghten us 
spiritually and will bring greater fellowship to all of our Churches, and 
promote unity among all our Sister's. Sister's Opal Leedy, Chairman; 
Addie Lingerfelt, Pauline Collins, Verga Bailey, Myrtle Davis, Katherine 
Greene, Lona Honeycutt, and Mittie Belle Johnson. 

Orphanage 

We, your Committee on Orphan ge recommend, "That the Churches 
in the Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association, support the New State 
Orphange that is now in process of being organized and we also reco- 
mmend, "That we elect a treasurer permanently to handle the funds 
from our Churches. We also recommend that the Association elect an 
Orphanage board to work with the state board in organizing an Orphan- 
age in Western North Carolina and that this board have the authority 
to turn this money over to the state board when funds are needed. Rev. 
Burnie Arrwood, Chairman; Bros., Clyde Fender, H. H. Collins, Molt 
Duncan, Dayton Guy, and Ralph Thompson. 



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Resolutions 

We, your Committee on Resolutions wish to submit the following: 

1. "That we thank the Lord for the wonderful spirit of love and fel- 
lowship that has prevailed through out the Association. 

2. 1 Corinthians Chapter 11, verses 1 and 2, "Be ye followers of me, 
even as I, also of am Christ, now. I praise you, brethern, that ye remem- 
ber me in all things, and keep the Ordinances as I delivered them to you. 

3. We request our Ministers to set the example to the flock in keep- 
ing the resolutions of our Association. Rev. George Higgins, Chairman; 
Bros. Arnold Wilson and Fulton Williams. 

Sabbath Schools 

We, your Committee on Sabbath Schools wish to report that, "We 
agree that much prayer and care should be given to Sabbath School 
work. Jesus prayed before choosing his disciples. We believe that people 
should pray before choosing Sabbath School teachers and workers.. We 
also believe that the adult members, should choose or select teachers 
for the Children Classes. As children do not understand the leadership 
of the Holy Spirit. We also believe that people that teach the word of 
God need the Holy Spirit to guide them. We also believe that an altar 
of prayer should be made before any teacher election, and each should 
follow the leadership of the Lord. We also believe that all teachers 
should be members of the local body of the church. Rev. Orville Whit- 
head, Chairman; Sister Addie Lingerfelt, and Bro. Bill Honeycutt. 

Sessions 

We, your Committee on Session recommend, "The next session will 
be held with Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Elizabethton, 
Term., beginning on Thursday before the fourth Sunday in August 1963 
at 10:30 A.M. Rev. Paul Jordan to preach the introductory rnesage. Rev. 
Charles Webb to be his Alternate. Bro. Dayton Guy, Chairman; Bros., 
Carmon Simerly, Ulis Webb, Joe Bradley and Robert Carroll. 

Temperance 

"We your, Committee on Temperance, wish to submit the following: 
"While some are prone, to think of strong drink only when we speak of 
temperance. We are persuaded that the word temperance applies to us, 
in all walks and phases of life. The Bible teaches us that ever person 
that striveth for the Mastery is temperate in all things, 1 Corinthians, 
Chapter 9, verse 25. 

The word temperance means in brief, "Self Control". The life of 
every Christian must be controlled, and directed by the Spirit of the liv- 
ing God. Therefore when we are governed by the Spirit of God, our lives 
are yielded to him completely. 

1. First we must yield our entire body to the Lord, Romans, Chapter 
12, verse 1. 

2. A Christians mind must be yielded to God for the Bible teaches 
us, we must have the mind of Christ. Phillipians, Chapter 2, Verse 5. 



3. Our eyes must be yielded to God for we must look to him as the 
author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews, Chapter 12, Verse 2. 

4. Our ears must be yielded to God, "For we should give the more 
earnest heed to the things we have heard. His word is our authority in 
Chrisianity. Hebrews, Chapter 2, Verse 1. 

5. Our tongues must be yielded. They must first be bridled by the 
power of God. James, Chapter 1, Verse 26. 

6. Our conversation must be Holy and Chaste, 1 Peter, Chapter 3, 
Verse 2. 

7. Our hands must be yielded to God. They must be cleansed. When 
they are cleansed we can lift them up to God without wrath or doubt- 
ing, James, Chapter 4, Verse 8. 

8. Our heart must be yielded to God, "For with the heart man be- 
lieveth unto righteousness. Romans. Chapter 10, Verse 10. 

9. Our feet should be yielded to God. "As they are to be shod with 
the preparation of the Gospel of peace. Ephesions, Chapter 6, Verse 15. 

Rev. Jason Salyers, Chairman; Bros., Ted Laney, Loyd Allision, and 
Sister Mae Miller. 



We, your committee on Young People's League Work, wish to sub- 
mit the following: "We find that several of our Churches have establish- 
ed Young People's League's and that this has proved a golden opportun- 
ity for our young people. Proverbs, Chapter 22, Verse 6. "Train up a 
Child in the way she should go, and when he is old, he will not depart 
from it. 2 Timothy, Chapter 2, Verse 15. "Study to show thyself approv- 
ed unto God. A workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly divid- 
ing the word of truth, pray for the young people, and their work in our 
Churches. As they will be the leaders of tomorrow. Rev. George Hig- 
gins, Chairman; Sister's June McKinney, Rebecca Street, Lillie Higgins, 
and Bro. Jess Clark. 



Young People's League 



Treasurer's Report 



Item: Disabled Ministers fund: 

Cash on hand at last Association 

Received this Association 

Received from Ministers Conference 
Interest 



$3354.02 
646.40 
168.00 
98.32 



Total 



$4,266.74 



Money paid out from last Association: 

Rev. Paul Jordan 

Rev. Dock Taylor 

Erwin Insurance Co. for Bond 



$50.00 
80.00 
7.50 



Total 



$137.50 



Leaves Balance of 



$4,129.24 



Signed: Ulis L. Webb, Rt. 3, Box 194, Erwin, Tenn. 



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Foreign Mission Report 



Balance in treasury at close of Association year 1961 $534.69 

Paid out this year 423.00 

Received this year from Churches: 

Fairview $120.00 

First Free Will Baptist, Flint Mich. 201.73 

Keystone 30.00 

Low Gap 48.72 

North Bent 5.00 

Pensacola 24.00 

Piney Grove 5.00 

Salem 3.00 

Unaka Springs 10.00 

Unicoi Auxilliary 63.00 

Valley Forge 90.00 

Woodly Hill 10.00 

Youngs Chapel 24 00 

Balance in treasury $746.14 



Signed: Rev. Clyde Fender, Rt. 1, Nebo, North Carolina 



OBITUARIES 

CLAYTON ADKINS — Born Nov. 13, 1895, departed this life April 6, 
1962. He united with the Big Creek Free Will Baptist Church at an 
early age. "You are not forgotten loved one. Nor will you ever be. 
As long as life and memory last's, we will remember thee. We miss 
you now. Our hearts are sore. As time goes by we miss you more 
Your loving smile, your gentle face. No one can fill your vacant 
place. 

Wife and Children 

JAMES D. ALLISON — Born Sept. 22, 1879, departed this life Aug. 30, 

1961, at the age of 81 yrs. 11 mos. and 8 days. He was a member of 
Liberty F.W.B. Church. He is missed by all who knew him. But we 
feel our loss is Heaven's gain. 

FRANK CAMPBELL — Born Nov. 2, 1931, departed this life Feb. 17, 

1962, at the age of 31 years. He had been a member of the Keystone 
F.W.B. Church just a short time, But he left the testimony, "That 
he was ready to go. We believe at the resurrection, we will meet 
him again. 

BILL CARVER — Departed from this life Feb. 6, 1962 at the age of 76 
years. He was a member of Woodby Hill F. W. B. Church. His 
presence is greatly missed. But we feel our loss is Heaven's gain. 

JULIA ESTEP — Born June 30, 1881, departed this life, Oct. 17, 1961, at 
the age of 85 years. She was a member of the Keystone F.W.B. 
Church. A devoted Christian. She is greatly missed by all who knew 
her. But we have all hopes of seeing her again in the great beyond. 

MARGIE GARDNER — Born Sept. 8, 1917, departed this life March 23, 
1962 at the age of 44 yrs. She was a member of the Fairview F.W.B 
Church. She leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters, and a host of friends. Gone 
but not forgotten. 



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DAVE HARRIS — Born June 1, 1391, departed this life May 27, 1962 
He was a member of the Southside F.W.B. Church. He leaves his 
family, and a host of friends. Gone but not forgotten. 

ZEBULON HARRIS — Born Aug. 14, 1895, died Jan. 30, 1982, at the age 
of 65 years. He was a member of the Keystone F.W.B. Church. He 
was greatly loved by all who knew him, and also greatly missed. We 
will meet him in Heaven. 

BUNIE HOPPAS — Born Nov. 17, 1869, departed this life Jan. 10, 1962, 
at the age of 92 yrs. She professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at 
an early age, and was a member of Liberty F.W.B. Church. Her 
Christain devotion and loyalty to the Church will long be remem- 
bered by all who knew her. .She leaves a son and two daughters. 
Also a host of friends to mourn her passing. 

CARPER HUGHES — Born Nov. 7, 1911, departed this life Sept. 3, 1961 
at the age of 47 yrs. He was a member of the Keystone F.W.B. 
Church. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He is greatly miss- 
ed at home and at church. 

AUSTIN JONES — Departed this life Oct. 1961. He was a member of 
the Hampton F.W.B. Church. He leaves a wife, two sons, and a 
host of friends to mourn his loss. 

LINDA LAWS — Six year old daughter of Brother and Sister James A. 
Laws. She, with her family attended Unicoi F.W.B. Church. She is 
remembered for her happy smile despite her long months of suffer- 
ing. She was a great blessing to all who knew her. Born March 16, 
1956, departed this life May 22, 1962. 

JOHN HARVEY LOFTIS — Departed this life May 8, 1962 at the age 
of 80 years. He was a member of Liberty F.W.B. Church and left 
the testimony, "That he was ready to go." We expect to see him 
again in a little while.. 

J. B. LYONS — Bern March 15, 1892, departed this life March 18, 1962. 
He was a member of the Sunset F.W.B. Church. Brother Lyons was 
a wonderful singer for the Kingdom of God. He used his talent of 
singing for the Lord. He did all he could for Church Choirs. He was 
a wonderful Church worker. He is greatly missed by all who knew 
him. We know he has a better home in Heaven, where the while 
robe choir will sing. 

LUCY LYONS — Born June 6, 1896 departed this life, May 11, 1962. She 
was a member of the Sunset F.W.B. Church. Se was a lovable mot- 
her and always had a testimony for the Lord. She was loved by the 
Church and Community, and missed by all. Just a few days between 
her and her husbands J. B.'s death. We feel God will join them to- 
gether again where no parting will ever come. 

SALLIE NICHOL'S — Born May, 1895, departed this life March 2, 1962. 
Despite her physical handicaps she faithfully attended Unicoi F.W.B. 
Church as long as her health permitted. No one will forget "Sallie" 
and her faithfulness to the Church. 

MARY M. OSBORNE — Born March 12, 1882, departed this life Nov. 
13, 1961 at the age of 79 years. She was a member of the Hampton 
F.W.B. Church. She leaves a husband and a host of friends to mourn 
her loss. 



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LCRETTA PARKER — Departed this life May 8. 1962 at the age of 83 
years. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a mem- 
ber of the Bald Mountain F.W.B. Church. She was devoted and 
loyal to her church. She has many friends to mourn her loss. Gone 
but not forgotten. 

GARRET RAY — Bom Feb. 22. 1915. departed this life Aug. 4. 1962. He 
was a member of the Pigeon Roost F.W.B. Church, and attended 
Unicoi F.WJ3. Church. He is survived by his wife an six children 
who mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He also leaves 
many friends who will long remember him. 

LILLIE SILVERS — Departed this life May 28. 1962 at the age of 73 
years. She professed a faith in Christ at an early age, and was a 
member of the Low Gap F.W.B. Church where she remained faith- 
ful until her death. 

CORA BELLE TAYLOR — Bom Dec. 5. 1885 departed this life Jan. 5, 
1952. She was a member of the Southside F.W.B. Church. She was 
the wife of Rev. Doc Taylor. She was a faithful Christain. A loving 
wife and mother. There is a place that she left vacant in our home 
that will never be filled. We will meet her again. 

FLOYD WILSON — Bom Dec. 5. 1903 departed this life Oct. 3. 1961. He 
was a member of the Bald Mountain F.W.B. Church. He lived a de- 
voted life and was a good husband and father.He loved the Church 
but most of all he loved the Lord. He was loved by all who knew 
him. He is greatly missed by all. He is gone but his life is living on.. 

GEORGE WASH WILSON — Bom Nov. 15. 1865. departed this life June 
22. 1962. He was a charter member and a deacon of Unicoi F.W.B. 
Church. He was known for his devotion to the Church and the 
cause of Christ having attended faithfully as long as his health per- 
mitted. He is greatly missed by his family and friends. 

MINISTERS CONFERENCE 

The first quarterly conference was held at Pilgrims Chapel F.W.B. 
Church, Burns ville. N. C. Oct. 27-28, 1961. The introductory message 
was brought by Rev. Benny Turner, using for his scripture lesson Mart 
Chap. 27, verses 23 through 31. Text: "The sufferings of the Lord". 
Bringing a wonderful gospe; message that was enjoyed by all. 

The business session opened at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Leonard Shehan 
reading devotions. All ministers voted in full fellowship with each other 
and with God. S25.00 was received for disabled minister's fund. 

Churches, deacons and delegates were enrolled with a good res- 
ponse. Bro. Milton Hollifield from Blue Ridge Association, Swannanoa, 
N. C. Also Bro. Benny Turner, from Union Association. Erwin, Tenn. 
were welcomed, and seated La our body. Bro. Milton Hollifield was se- 
lected to bring the 3 p.m. message. But due to business session being 
lengthy, the preaching service was postponed. 

The 7 p.m. message was brought by Bro. John Murphy using for 
his scripture reading in St. John. Text: "Ordinances of God". Bringing 
a wonderful gospel message that was enjoyed by all. 



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The Saturday's session convened with choir singing. Devotions 
were read by Bro. Johnson White. Prayer by Bro. Leonard Shehan. 
Churches, deacons, and delegates were enrolled that was not at Friday's 
session. $7.00 was received for disabled minister's fund. Topic for Sat- 
urday's session "The Workmanship of God". That was enjoyed by all. 
Bro. Darrel Dugger was ordained v/ith the laying on of many hands and 
much rejoicing. Bro. Frank Jr. Elliott was licensed to preach the gospel 
for one year. A wonderful conference and well attended. Convened 
until time, and place. 

Rev. Richmond Barnett, (Mod.) 
Rev. Holt Herrell, (Clerk) 

The second quarterly conference convened at Southside F.W.B. 
Church, Erwin, Tenn. Dec. 29-30, 1961. The introductory message was 
brought by Bro. Jason Salyers, using for his scripture reading St. Luke, 
Chapter 16, verses 1 through 12. Also 1 Corinthians, Chapter 4 verses 1 
through 4. Text: "Stewards through the Mysteries of God". Bringing a 
wonderful gospel message, that was annointed by the spirit, and was 
enjoyed by all. 

The business session opened at 1:30 p.m. with choir singing. Bro. 
Frank Jr. Elliott read devotions. Prayer by Bro. Cecil Higgins. Reading 
of minutes of last conference was read by Clerk, and adopted. All mini- 
sters voted in full fellowship. $21.00 was received for disabled minister's 
fund. Churches, deacons, and delegates were enrolled with a good dele- 
gation.. Bros. Cecil Higgins, Handy Wilcox, Jess Clark, Fulton Williams, 
Quince Miller, George Higgins, Leonard Shehan, Handy Wilcox and 
Roy T. Garland gave interesting talks on duty of ministers and chur- 
ches, that was enjoyed by ail. The 3 p.m. service was eliminated due to 
time spent in business session. 

The 7 p.m. message was brought by Rev. Jack Greene using for 
his scripture reading, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 11; Exodus, Chapter 12, 
verse 11; St. John, Chapter 13. Bringing a gospel message with Com- 
munion, and feet washing. A good spiritual service that was enjoyed by 
all. 

Conference opened at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning with choir sing- 
ing. Devotions were read by Bro. Richmond Barnett. Roll call. $8.00 was 
received for disabled minister's fund. Every preacher stood in fellow- 
ship with each other, and with God. Topic for conference was "Why has 
the word of God become of no effect"? With many spiritual discourses 
that was enjoyed by all. Everyone just thanked Southside Church for 
the wonderful care. Also God for his spirit that had existed throughout 
the conference. Convened until time and place. 

Rev. Jack Greene, (Mod.) 
Rev. Holt Herrell, (Clerk) 

The third quarterly conference convened at Salem Church, Old 
Fort, N. C. April 27-2S, 1962. Bro. Milford Bazzell, pastor of the First 
Free Will Baptist Church, Flint, Mich, brought the introductory mes- 
sage using for his scripture reading Phillipians, Chapter 2, verses 14 
through 16. Text: "Striving for a higher Christian goal". Bringing a 
gospel message that was annointed by the spirit of God. 



—16- 



Business part of conference opened at 1:30 p.m. with choir singing. 
Devotions were read by Bro. Orvilie Whitehead. Prayer by Bro. Quince 
Miller. Roll call. $27.00 was received for disabled minister's fund. Fellow- 
ship was called for.Every preacher responded. Bro. Milton Holiifield, 
Swannanoa, N. C. was welcomed and seated in our body. 

A call was made for churches seeking memebrship in our body. 
First Free Will Baptist Church, Flint, Mich, was put under watch care 
of conference, until association. A call was made for applicants seek- 
ing membership in our body. Bro. Milford Bazzell from General Con- 
ference, Flint, Mich, presented himself, and was voted in full fellowship 
in our body. Also ordination paper was written for him by clerk. Chur- 
ches, deacons, and delegates were enrolled with a good response. Bro. 
Leonard Shehan brought the 7 p.m. message using for his scripture 
reading, Revelations, Chapter 4, verse 11. Text: "What are we doing to 
glorify God". Bringing a wonderful gospel message. 

Saturday's morning session opened with choir singing. Devotions 
were by Bro. Lyda Letterman. Fellowship was called for, every preacher 
responded. Roll call. $14.00 was received for disabled minister's fund. 
Churches, deacons and delegates that was not at Friday's session was 
called for, and enrolled with a good delegation. Bro. L. J. Henson from 
Apostlic Conference was welcomed and seated in our body. Topic was 
"Arithmetic of God" that was enjoyed by all. A wonderful minister's 
conference. Closed to re-convene at time and place. 

Rev. Cecil Higgins, (Mod.) 
Rev. Holt Herrell, (Clerk) 

The fourth quarterly conferecne convened at Woodby Hill FWB 
Church, Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn. July 27-28, 1962 at 10:30 a.m. with choir 
singing. The introductory message was brought by Bro. Lyda Letter- 
man using for his scripture reading, St. John, Chapter 1, verses 1 
through 5, and Revelations, Chap. 11, verse 10. Bringing a good gospel 
message. Service closed with handshake and rejoicing. 

Business part of conference convened at 1:30 p.m. Devotions were 
by Bro. George Higgins. Prayer by Bro. Lonnie Cochran. Roll call. 
$22.75 was received for disabled minister's fund. Every minister stood 
in fellowship. 

Churches, deacons and delegates were enrolled with a good delega- 
tion. Bro. Gilbert Adkins from Toe River Association, and Bro. Jesse 
Rice from French Broad Association were welcomed and seated in our 
body. Bro. Paul Ray presented himself for license to preach the gospel. 
And was placed under watch care of conference for three months to be 
investigated. 

Bro. Jesse Rice brought the 3 p.m. message using for his scripture 
reading 2 Timothy, Chapter 4, verses 1 through 8. A good gospel mes- 
sage with handshake and rejoicing. 

The 7:15 p.m. message was brough by Rev. Holt Herrell. Text: 
Proverbs, Chapter 9. verse 8 "Rebuke a wise man and he will love thee". 
The Hardin Bros. Quartet sang several songs that were enjoyed by all. 

Saturday's morning session convened at 9 a.m. with choir singing. 



17 



Devotions by Bro. Orphard D. Hensley. Prayer by Bro. Jack Greene. 
Roll call. $7.00 was received for disabled minister's fund. Reading of 
Friday's session was read and adopted. Churches, deacons and delegates 
that were not at Friday's session, were called for and enrolled. Every 
preacher stood in fellowship. Bro. Luther Swanner, from the Missionary 
Baptist denomination, Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn. was welcomed and seated 
in our body. The topic was "The works of the spirit". That was greatly 
enjoyed by all. Everyone just thanked God for the wonderful conference 
that had convened and the wonderful way Woodby Hill Church had tak- 
en care of conference. Closed to re-convene in connection with associa- 
tion. 

Rev. Jack Greene, (Mod.) 
Rev. Holt Herrell, (Clerk) 

A session of conference was held Saturday, Aug. 25, 1962, in con- 
nection with association at Fairview Church, Marion, N. C. Conference 
convened at 9:30 a.m. Devotions were by Bro. George Higgins. Prayer 
by Bro. Orphard Hensley. Roll call. $38.00 was received for disabled mini- 
ster's fund. Fellowship was called for, every preacher responded. Bro. 
Fred Freeman's name was reinstated on minister's roll. His name had 
been dropped due to a delinquent charge. A call was made for investi- 
gating committee for association. The same one was retained for com- 
ing year. A call was made for ordaining council. Bro. Cecil Higgins, 
chairman; Bro. Richmond Barnett, Bro. Jason Salyers, Bro. Paul Jor- 
da. Bro. Jack Greene. Two alternates, Bro. Troy McCourry and Bro.. Or- 
ville Whitehead. Rev. Holt Herrell was retained for Clerk for coming 
year and Rev. Richmond Barnett to be his assistant. 

Bro. Richmond Barnett brought the il a.m. message using for his 
scripture reading, Hebrews, Chapter 11, verses 1 through 10. Text: "A 
living faith". Bringing a wonderful gospel message that was annointed 
by the spirit of God. Handshake and rejoicing. Convened until time and 
place. 

Rev. Cecil Higgins, (Mod.) 
Rev. Holt Herrell, (Clerk) 




Bald Mountain Zenus Allen Mack Wilson Burnsville, N.C 

Big Creek Richmond Barnett Mrs. G. W. Wilson Rt. I. Relief. N. C. 

Brummetts Creek Charlie Miller Mrs. Will Bennett _ Relief, N. C. 

Byrd Branch Elzie Robinson Mrs. Luther Ledford _ Rt. I, Burnsville. N. C. 

Crabtree - Virgil Ray . Annona Knack — Rt. 2. Roan Mtn.. Tenn. 

Davistown Jesse Rice . .. James E. Vess Star Route, Black Mtn., N. C. 

Ernestville Moss Holloway Hannie Howell - - — Erwin, Tenn. 

Fairview Jason Salyers _ Bonnie Lavender Rt. 1, Marion, N.C. 

First FW (Mich.) ....Milford Bazzell Christine Myrick .... 221 East Third St. Flint. Mich. 

Hampton Tom Arnett .....Mrs. Oakie Calhoun Hampton, Tenn. 

Higgins No report — 

Keystone Holt Herrell J. H. Renfro .... 908 Hopson St., Johnson City, Tenn. 

Liberty Clyde Fender Loyd Allison Rt. 4, Box 350, Marion, N.C. 

Liberty Chapel Lyda Letterman Shelby Carroll - — Rt. 5. Burnsville. N. C. 

Low Gap Leonard Shehan Mrs. H. D. Ray, Jr Burnsville, N.C. 

Nicks Creek Arnold Wilson Clelia Young 43 Circle St. CI. Marion, N.C. 

North Bent Gilbert Adkins Park Peterson Green Mountain, N.C. 

Patterson's Branch .....Verno Davis - Belle Deyton Rt. 1, Box 132. Burnsville, N.C. 

Peterson Chapel No report .... 

Pensacola Floyd Ray — Lawrence Wilson _ _ Pensacola, N.C. 

Pilgrims Chapel Floyd Ray Lloyd Dulaney Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 

Piney Grove Darrel Dugger Mrs. Aileen McKinney Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn. 

Piney Hill Joe Honeycutt Martha Higgins Rt. 3. Burnsville, N.C. 

Ridgeway No report . . ..... 

Riverview Handy Wilcox Alvin Adkins Rt. 3, Box 247, Erwin Tenn. 

Salem „ Allen Jackson Mrs Herbert Jenkins .. Rt. 1, Bx 87. Old Fort. N.C. 

South Side Troy McCourry Fred Davis . 923 Hoback Ave.. Erwin, Tenn. 

Sun Set Fulton Williamss .. — Mrs. Georgia Carlton .... Rt. 2, Roan Mtn., Tenn. 

Unicoi Fred Greene Mis. Bessie Jordan - - Unicoi Tenn. 

Unaka Springs Charles Webb E. P. Fender, Rt. 3, Box 222, Erwin, Tenn. 

Vale -Handy Wilcox Coye Calhoun Newland. N.C. 

Valley Forge Cecil Higgins — Mrs. Will Stevens Rt 7. Elizabethton. Tenn. 

Woodby Hill .. Lyda Letterman Mrs Arnold McKinney Rt. 1, Hampton, Tenn. 

Young's Chapel Dwight Greene Vernal Jones Rt 2. Burnsville. N.C. 



min:sters roll 



MINISTERS PRESENT FOR ASSOCIATION 

Rex Adkins Erwin, 742-5709 Rt. 3, Erwin, Tenn. 

Zenus Allen R.F.D. Mars Hill N.C 

Burnie Arwood Erwin, Tenn. 

Richmond Barnett Erwin, Tenn. 

Coy Davis Rt. 1, Old Fort, N.C 

Clyde Fender, Marion, 697-5105 Rt. 1, Nebo, N.C. 

Fred Freeman Rt. 7, Nebo, N.C. 

Jack Greene Erwin, 742-5953 Unicoi, Tenn. 

Orphard Hensley Old Fort, N.C. 

Holt Herrell Relief, N.C. 

Cecil Higgins U 25344 Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. 

George Higgins Erwin, 742-2035 Erwin, Tenn. 

Moss Holloway Erwin, Tenn. 

Joe Honeycutt Unicoi, Tenn. 

Paul Jordan Rt. 2. Old Fort, N.C. 

Ted Laney Rt. 1, Marion, N.C 

Gus Ledford Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lyda Letterman Rt. 1 , Burnsville. N C. 

Troy McCourry MU 22541 Box 68, Burnsville, N.C. 

H. D. Poole Marion, N.C. 

Floyd Ray Star Rt, Burnsville, N.C 

Elzie Robinson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 

Jason Salyers 697-2193 Rt. 1. Marion, N.C. 

Charles Webb Green Mountain, N.C. 

Johnson White .... HE 7-6481 .... Rt. 2, Box 400 Morganton. N.C 

Orville Whitehead Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Handy Wilcox Unicoi, Tenn. 

Fulton Williams Erwin. 742-4701 Erwin, Tenn. 

Arnold Wilson 695-9156 Rt. 4 Marion N.C. 

NOT PRESENT FOR ASSOCIATION 

Vestal Ball Park Ave., Johnson City, Tenn. 

Milford Bazzell Flint Mich. 

Verno Davis Rt. 2, Erwin, Tenn. 

Darrell Dugger LI 3-1356 Rt. 1, Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Frank Elliot Rt. 1 Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Dwight Greene Rt. Spruce Pine, N.C 

Earnest Howell Erwin, Tenn 

Herman Ledford Erwin, Tenn. 

J. W. Mann Marion, N.C. 

George Miller Westwood, Calif. 

John H. Miller Box 855. Chester, Calif. 

Ouince Miller Rt. 3, Burnsville, N C. 

John Murphy Rt. 2. Burnsville. N.C 

D. C. Patrick Rt. 2, Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Leonard Shehan 742-7164 Erwin, T*>nn. 

Ferrell Sparks Greeneville, Tenn. 

Dock Taylor Erwin, Tenn. 



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| 2860.00 


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CONSTITUTION OF JACKS CREEK F. W. B. ASSOCIATION 



1. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen and sent 
from each church. 

2. The delegates chosen and sent shall be recommended in a letter 
from the church to which they belong and shall include the minister and 
some of the ablest members belonging to the church. 

3. The Association shall elect annually a moderator and clerk. 

4. The Rules of Decorum shall be read immediately after the body is 
organized. 

5. The Association will encourage a sound ministry; such as present 

Christ as an all-sufficient Saviour; having made salvation possible for 
every human being on the terms of the gospel, which is freely offered 
to all. 

6. Any minister in good standing, whether a delegate or not, may be 
invited to a seat and take part in the deliberation, and have his name 
enrolled in our minutes. 

7. The Association may appoint such committees as may be neces- 
sary to the expedition of business, and every committee appointed to 
any particular business shall report their proceedings in writing to the 
Association while in session, and all reports made be adopted or reject- 
ed by the body. 

8. The Association shall have a book in which shall be kept an accur- 
ate account of all its proceedings. 

9. Any church may become a member of the Association by making 
application by letter or by delegate and adopting our articles of faith 
and church covenant. 

10. The Association may withdraw from any church that becomes dis- 
orderly or refuses to be represented. 

11. There shall be an associational fund for defraying expenses and 
charges that may accrue, and for replenishing such; each church may 
contribute at pleasure. 

12. There shall be a treasurer appointed by the Association, whose 
duty it shall be to have care of and account for the money committed 
to his charge. 

13. The Association shall use the Free Will Baptist Treatise in full. 

14. Each church shall be allowed one vote for every ten members or 
fraction thereof. 

15. The Association advises all its churches to commemorate the 
death and suffering of our Lord at least twice a year. 

16. The Association shall pay its clerk at least $5.00 for his services 
per annum. 



~22~ 
CHURCH COVENANT 

1. Having given ourselves to God by faith in Christ, and adopted the 
"Word of God" as our rule of faith and practice, we now give ourselves 
to each other by the help of God. 

2. We solemnly convenant before God that we will carefully observe 
thee commandments implied by a confession of faith, and in the spirit 
of meekness rebuke and admonish those who have gone astray, and 
watch over each others reputation, and use our influence to the upbuild- 
ing of the church and for the advancement of the cause of Christ, endea- 
voring to seek the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace, and to con- 
fess our faults one to another, and to strengthen those that are weak. 

3. We promise that by the help of God we will faithfully practice 
family and secret prayer, and strive to cultivate the doctrine of God's 
revealed word in the minds of those under our care. 

4. We also agree to use our influence for the support of the Gospel 
and to contribute liberally to aid the ministry according to our several 
abilities. Also we agree to be liberal with those that are afflicted 
and needy, and especially those of the household of faith. 

5. We also agree to attend the monthly meetings regularly if not 
providentially hindered and submit to all ordinances implied in a Pro- 
fession of Faith. 

6. We also agree to abstain from all sinful and vain amusements. 

7. We also agree to abstain from all intoxicating liquors and not to 
use it as a beverage, nor to aid or assist in the manufacture of such nor 
furnish it to others. 

8. We also agree to encourage home and foreign missons, educa- 
tion, Sabbath schools, good morals, and everything that is to the glory 
of God and to the welfare of men. And may the God of peace sanctify 
us wholly and preserve us blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, that we may be happily admitted into the Kingdom of God, 
Where we may ascribe honor unto the Lamb forever. Amen. 



23 



ARTICLES OF FAITH 

Article 1 — The True God. We believe that there is one and only one 
living and true God who is in personality the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 
equal and harmonious in every divine perfection. — "There is one God 
and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who 
gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time." I Tim. 2:6 

Art. 2. — Holy Scriptures. We believe that God is the author of the 
Holy Bible, and its teachings constitute the only infallible doctrine for 
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. II Tim. 3:16 

Art. 3. — Original Apostasy. We believe that Adam was created holy, 
but by voluntary trangression fell into depravity and consequently in- 
volved his posterity in sin. — And when the woman saw that the tree was 
good for food and that it was pleasant to the eye, and a tree to be 
desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit and did eat. Gen. 3:6 

Art. 4. — Free Grace. We believe that the grace of God comprehends 
all spiritual blessings; that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvat- 
ion; that the Holy Spirit not only reproves the world of sin, but is the 
means whereby sinners are converted and made wise unto salvation. For 
there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same 
Lord is rich unto all that call upon Him. Rom. 10:12 

Art. 5. — Christian Faith. We believe that Christian faith is belief in 
Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Redeemer of the world and in the 
divinity of the Holy Scriptures, that faith comes by hearing the word 
of God. — He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life, but he that 
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth 
on him. John 3:36 

Art. 6. — Repentance. We believe that repentance is sorrow for sin, 
and the kind of sorrow which produces Godly repentance must be effec- 
tual conviction of son. — Now I rejoice not that ye were made sorry, but 
that ye sorrowed to repentance; for ye were made sorrow after a godly 
manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For Godly sor- 
row worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sor- 
row of the world worketh death. II Cor. 7:9-10. 

Art. 7. — Free Agency. We believe that the human will is free, and 
that men have the ability to accept or reject the conditions of salvation 
as they are revealed in the Holy Scriptures. He hath showed thee, O 
man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do 
justly, and love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8. 

Art. 8. — Perseverance. We do not believe, under the Gospel dispensa- 
tion, any soul is elected to eternal life unconditionally, but that those 
who by faith persevere to the end will be saved; that is is possible for 
men, who have been converted, to make shipwreck of the faith, turn 
again to sin and be lost. And Jesus said unto him: No man having put 
his hands to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. 
Luke 9:62. 

Art. 9. — Good Works. We believe that good works are the result of 
faith, and not of necessity; that those who have faith will do works of 
righteousness, while those who have not faith cannot do anything pleas- 
ing or acceptable to God. — Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit 



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is hewn down, and cast ino the fire: wherefore, by their fruits ye shall 
know them. Matthew 7:19-20. 

Art. 10. — Christian Baptism. We believe that Christian Baptism is the 
immersion of a believer in water, in the name of the Father, Son and 
Holy Ghost; that baptism cannot be scripturally administered without 
faith in the subject who receives it. Therefore we are buried with him 
by baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by 
the glory of the Father, even so also we should walk in newness of life. 
Romans 6:4. 

Art. 11. — The Lord's Supper. We believe that the supper was institut- 
ed by our Saviour as a commemorative ordinance; that the bread and 
wine represent His body and blood; that it was instituted for Christians 
and that all Christians should unite in service regardless of name or 
denominational distinction. — But let a man examine himself, and so let 
him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and 
drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not 
discerning the Lord's body. I Cor. 11:28-29. 

Art. 12: — Feet Washing. We believe that washing the saints feet is a 
command of our Saviour, and that his followers ought to practice the 
same. — If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet: ye 
ought to wash one another's feet. John 13.14. 

Art. 13. — The Gospel. We believe it is the duty of all churches to sup- 
port the Gospel. — Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which 
preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. I Cor. 9:14. 



RULES OF DECORUM 

Article 1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 
Art. 2. There shall be no conversation by members, one with ano- 
ther so as to interrupt business, while in session. 

Art. 3. Every member wishing to speak shall first rise to his feet 
and address the moderator. 

Art. 4. No member shall interrupt another while speaking. 

Art. 5. We will admit of no other title but that of Brother, while 
in session. 

Art. 6. Every member speaking shall attend to the subject under 

consideration. 

Art. 7. No member shall speak more than three times on one sub- 
ject. 

Art. 8. Every motion made and seconded shall be attended to, un- 
less withdrawn by those who made it. 

Art. 9. No member shall absent himself from the body while in 
session without leave of the Moderator. 

Art. 10. On all motions when the vote of the body is taken, a ma- 
jority shall prevail. 

Art. 11. The Moderator shall have the same privilege to speak as 
any other member, provided the chair is filled. 

Art. 12. Any member transgressing the above rules shall be ad- 
monished by the Moderator. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE MINISTERS CONFERENCE 

Of Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association 

Ministers' Conference 

ARTICLE 1. This body shall be known as The Ministers' Conference 
of Jacks Creek Association of Free Will Baptists; and shall be composed 
of all licensed and ordained ministers of said Association. 

ARTICLE 2. This Conference may receive any Christian minister, as a 
visiting member, and when thus received, he may enjoy all rights and 
privileges of the regular members not in conflict with Article 3. 

ARTICLE 3. This body shall elect annually a president or moderator 
and a clerk, both ordained ministers of one year or more membership in 
this Conference, after his ordination. 

ARTICLE 4. Each church may send two of its members as delegates 
to this Conference, and when thus sent, they are entitled to a seat in 
the Conference with all privileges of visiting brethren, as provided by 
Article 2. 

ARTICLE 5. The Conference shall meet on Friday before each fifth 
Sunday, with some church in the Association, previously agreed upon, 
or at the call of the president: provided that more than one sesssion may 
not be held with any church during the same conference year. 

ARTICLE 6. The president is empowered and it is his duty, to call an 
extra session of the Conference upon the petition of the members of 
this Conference; provided however, that said petition is properly sign- 
ed by seven members, three of whom shall be ordained ministers. 

ARTICLE 7. The Conference, upon being organized each year, shall 
proceed to elect an ordaining council, composed of three regularly or- 
dained ministers; all having been ordained at least two years; and 
one or more shall have served one or more years on ordaining council, 
and one of the senior members shall be the chairman of council thus 
constituted. 

ARTICLE 8. The ordaining council, when properly organized, shall 
have charge of all examinations and ordinations of candidates for the 
ministry who have been ordained before it by the Conference. 

ARTICLE 9. All applicants for license to preach, shall be recommend- 
ed by the pastor and deacons of his church; and if the Conference, af- 
ter due inquiry and prayerful consideration; and after examination by 
the ordaining council, as to gifts, qualifications, and the divine call; 
said applicant shall be granted a license to preach the gospel for the 
period of one year; provided however, he may have said license renew- 
ed at the expiration of the year, from time to time. All applicants for 
license and ordination shall first be passed upon by the Committee of 
Investigation, as to their character and moral standards. If satisfactory, 
they are then to be examined privately before the Ordaining Council. 

ARTICLE 10. All licensed preachers are required to preach twenty- 
four sermons each year; and at least fifty cermons before he can suc- 
ceed to ordination; provided however, he cannot be ordained until he 



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has proved himself faithful and successful in the gospel ministry for a 
period of at least one year, and if any shall fail to do so, because of 
at negligence, he shall be entitled to a seat in the Conference only as a 
visiting minister, as in Article 2; provided, however ,the above require- 
ments shall not apply to ministers who has passed sixty years of age, 
or to any minister who is rendered unable to conform to the above rules 
by disease or continued sickness of himself or family. 

ARTICLE 11. Any minister being absent from two sessions of confer- 
ence ,in succession ,shall stand charged with delinquency, and shall be 
deprived of his vote on any question until his disability is removed by 
a vote of the Conference. However, if the delinquent brother offers sat- 
isfactory excuse for his absence, his disability may be removed by a 
majority vote of the Conference. Any minister who does not report to 
Conference either in person or by letter, for one year, shall be dropped 
from the roll and his credentials called for. 

ARTICLE 12. All applicants for ordination shall present to the Con- 
ference a letter of recommendation from his church, properly signed 
by both pastor and clerk. 

ARTICLE 13. The Conference may withdraw fellowship from any 
member who becomes disorderly. 

ARTICLE 14. No session of Conference will be considered legal, if 
three or more ordained ministers are not present. 

ARTICLE 15. This constitution and by-laws, or any article thereof, 
may be suspended or amended, by a two-thirds vote of the Conference. 

ARTICLE 16. The president or moderator may have power to appoint 
any and all committees to carry on the work of the Conference. 

ARTICLE 17. A session of conference, shall be held in connection with 
the yearly Association. 

ARTICLE 18. "A licensed minister cannot attain ordination until he 
is called to pastor a church, or go into full time evangelistic work. A 
church that has called him for pastor, must send a letter requesting his 
ordination." 

The above constitution and by-laws, duly adopted by conference in 
regular session at North Bend Church, June 1919. Re-adopted in confer- 
ence September, 1944. 



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CHURCH LETTER 

To The Jacks Creek Free Will Baptist Association 

At Date 19 

Greetings In Christ: 

We, the Free Will Baptist Church at 

now in session, send the following named delegates to represent us in 
your body: 



OUR STATISTICS ARE AS FOLLOWS- 



( 1 ) 


Our meeting days 




(1 4) 


For Orphanage $ 


\ L I 






(1 5) 


Home Missions $ 


( 3 ) 


Added otherwise 




(1 6) 


Foreign Missions $ 


(4 ) 


Excluded 




(1 7) 


Disabled Ministers Fund $ 


( 5 ) 


Dismissed 




(1 8) 


Pledged to Dis. Min. F. $ 


(6) 


Deaths 




(1 9) 


Monthly mission pledge $ 


(7) 


Total members 




(2 0) 


Poor and sick $ 


( 8 ) 


Number in Sunday school 




(21) 


Value church property $ 


(9) 


Communions 6 foot washings 




(2 2) 


Improv. ch. property $ 


(10) 


No. times pastor present 




(2 3) 


Associational fund $ 


(1 1) 


Minute Fund 


$ 


(2 4) 


No. members in Women's Aux. 


(1 2) 


Paid Pastor 


$ 


(2 5) 


Average attendance in League 


(13) 


Paid for revivals 


$ 





Revival conducted by 

Present pastor 

Pastor elect 

Steward Clerk .. 

Address Address 

Remarks: 



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BY-LAWS OF MINISTERS' CONFERENCE 
Jacks Creek F.WJ8. Association 

1. The regular meeting of this conference shall be held quarterly and 
in connection with the meeting of the association. 

2. Each member shall report at each regular meeting either in person 
or by letter. 

3. Five members shall constitute a quorum at all regular or legal meet 
ings. 

4. Chairman may call a special session at any time on request of three 
members. 

5. At each yearly meeting there shall be elected an ordaining council 
whose duty it shall be to examine candidates, grant license, conduct or- 
dinations, and to report at the next regular meeting. 

6. Licentiates shall pursue a definite course of study under the direc- 
tion of the ordaining council. 

7. Necessary expenses of this organization shall be met by voluntary 
contribution or by assessment of its members. 

8. No member shall serve as a pastor of a church which does not en- 
force discipline, care for its pastor, and contribute to other benevolent 
enterprises according to its ability. 

9. No member shall meddle with the work of another, or injure his re- 
putation for usefulness, but watch over each other in love, and thus 
promote harmony and love among the membership. All ministers re- 
ceived from sister F.W.B. conferences shall be issued a certificate of 
ordination from our conference bearing the signatures of our council 
with original council's name on margin. All ministers seeking license or 
membership shall be received under watchcare for three months. 

10. Each member, not excused from age or infirmities is expected to do 
something to advance the cause of Christ and make a full report at each 
regular meeting. 

11. Membership in this body shall be proof of good standing in the 
ministry. 

12. These by-laws may be amended by vote of two thirds at any regular 
meeting.